Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Dollar Bin Film - "Gothic"
The story of the night Mary Shelley conceived the story of Frankenstein.
This has got to be the most confusing film that I have ever seen. Sure, the film has stunning visuals and two great actors in the leading roles, but if you don't understand what the hell is going on, who cares? The whole story is a very fictitious account of the night Mary Shelley thought up her classic tale Frankenstein. Now I'm all for imaginative story telling, but the whole drug induced visions and the over the top story telling is just way to much. I would have liked it a lot more if they would have just stuck to what actually happened that night. In reality, everyone told scary stories and Mary Shelley dreamed the story which the film makers could have easily turned into stunningly visual mini stories throughout the film, instead they twisted it into drug induced hallucinations that were on the borderline of stupid. The closest thing I can compare the film to is a hot bimbo, sure it's pretty to look at, but there ain't much else to it.