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Frankenstein (1994) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh

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Victor Frankenstein is a doctor and scientist, obsessed with conquering death, traumatized by the death of his mother. In university, he madly does experiments to further his obsession, with his professor being strongly against such acts. When his mentor dies, he steals his notes and begins making a human out of chopped up human parts. When the creature comes to life, he realizes his mistake, but the creature runs away into the woods. Victor thinks that he is rid of his problem, and proposes to his childhood love Elizabeth. Meanwhile the creature is alive, and although kind and compassionate, is treated with disgust and horror. He vows to seek revenge on Victor and everyone he loves for giving him such a cursed life. After killing Victor's younger brother, he threatens to continue killing but will stop on the condition that Victor gives him a "monster bride." When Victor does not go through the deal, the creature vows to strike again on his wedding night. Victor now fearing for his life, is on his honeymoon, soon the creature assaults the house and kills Elizabeth. Grief-stricken and insane, Victor resurrects Elizabeth into an ugly, monster. The creature wants her for himself, but when Elizabeth sees her reflection, she burns herself. Weeks, probably months have passed, and Victor is in the Arctic, chasing the creature to kill it. But as he relays his tragic story to an explorer, he dies of pneumonia. The creature wails for its master, and as Victor is floating on his funeral pyre, the monster burns with his "father" in death.
Best part of story, including ending: It shows the ugly truth of what obsession can do to people.

Best scene in story: When the creature, after everything is said and done, mourns the loss of his creator.

Opinion about the main character: Victor wanted to right the wrong of his mother's death, but sadly goes too far and ruins his life in the process.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar





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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   turned into a monster or alien

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius

Setting

Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   lab

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Tone of movie    -   fearful Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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