Dr. Victor von Frankenstein is a brilliant young doctor with unorthodox proclivities. He is devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, so he begins an experiment to bring his dead mother back to life. Dr. Frankenstein manages to create a monster, cobbled together with parts of different corpses. After realizing the mistake he has made, Dr. Frankenstein abandons the creature expecting it to die. However, the creature gains intelligence and seeks revenge on his creator.Read more
Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus was a novel written by Mary Shelley. Shelley was born in 1797 and passed away in 1851. Shelley published the book anonymously on January 1, 1818, at the age of 18. In 1923, the second edition was published, and it finally bared her name. The monster in the book is commonly called to as Frankenstein but was never actually given a name. The book has since been an inspiration to an uncountable number of renditions or inspired by media.
The film, however, was not well received by critics. In his website, Roger Ebert praised De Niro for his very gripping and convincing portrayal of the Creature but lamented the rest of the film’s effects, implying that much of the film’s cinematography is hastened to no good. The film had a budget of $45 million and grossed $112 million. Despite its negative reception, the film was able to take hold of 9 nominations but won none.
Frankenstein was released in 1994. It is a horror drama film directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film stars Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian Holm, John Cleese, and Aidan Quinn. Frankenstein is a film adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel of the same name, and while a number of adaptations have been made, it is considered the most faithful film adaptation of the novel.