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'Victor Frankenstein' Puts New Spin On Classic Tale

Robin Klein | PopWrapped Author

Robin Klein

12/10/2015 7:03 am
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'Victor Frankenstein' Puts New Spin On Classic Tale | Victor Frankenstein
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Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Bronson Webb, and Daniel Mays.

Last week, I went to see the newest 20th Century Fox film, Victor Frankenstein. This new version of the classic horror film is directed by Paul McGuigan and written by Max Landis/ Mary Shelley. The stars of this movie are Daniel Radcliffe as Igor, James McAvoy as Victor Frankenstein, and Jessica Brown Findlay as Lorelei. I really liked this film because it had a great storyline, set, and overall picture.

As mentioned in the plot description available on IMDb, we see a young troubled man become Victor Frankenstein’s assistant. Frankenstein is a young doctor who wants to bring life from death and become a memorable man in science. Like in Radcliffe’s first major movie role, Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe performed amazingly as his character,Igo, transforming into a poor hunchback clown who becomes an assistant to the great Victor Frankenstein. While Radcliffe was amazing, McAvoy (known for his role as Charles Xavier in X-Men) made his version of young Frankenstein a memorable one. . The earlier version of Frankenstein and this 2015 version had a need to prove to the medical and science world that they could achieve the unbelievable. 

Victor Frankenstein was unlike the other films because of the roles played by the lead characters. While the assistant had a relationship, the doctor didn’t, which is different than the other Frankenstein film directed by James Whale in 1931. Even though there wasn’t a lot of imagination and deeper meaning put into this film, I enjoyed it quite a lot. On RottenTomatoes.com, this film received different responses with an average rating of 4.6/10 and only 45% of the audience liked it.  Even though these reviews were mostly negative, I chose to not base my review on what others thought and made my own opinion. Everyone should go see this film because of the impeccable performances from Radcliffe and McAvoy and to get a different look at Victor Frankenstein. 


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