#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster.
Plot: Bride of Frankenstein begins where James Whale’s Frankenstein from 1931 ended. Dr. Frankenstein has not been killed as previously portrayed and now he wants to get away from the mad experiments. Yet when his wife is kidnapped by his creation, Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new monster, this time a woman.
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Forget the likes of “The Godfather II” and “The Empire Strikes Back” – “Bride of Frankenstein” is THE greatest example of a sequel completely surpassing the original in terms of sheer brilliance. Coming four years after the original ‘Frankenstein’ in 1931, director James Whale was originally reluctant to make a sequel but changed his mind after being allowed to make the film more on his own terms. No other director has ever managed to blend horror, comedy and pathos as successfully Whale. The film features some of the most memorable scenes in cinema history, notably the monster’s encounter with a lonely hermit and the introduction of ‘The Bride’. The film has it all: superb casting, tremendous sets and make up, memorable dialogue (“To a new world of Gods and monsters”) and a brilliant score by Franz Waxman. Boris Karloff must surely be one of the greatest actors to ever appear on film. He manages to improve on his initial characterisation of the Monster, due mainly to the addition of dialogue (“Friends, good!”), and, unlike in the first movie, actually makes us feel total empathy for the Monster. Colin Clive returns as the reluctant Doctor F, Una O’Connor makes a wonderful addition as the twittering and hysterical Minnie, but it is Ernest Thesiger who steals the film with his hilarious performance (“Have a cigar. They are my only weakness”) as the sinister Dr. Pretorious. Although Elsa Lanchester appears as the Bride for only about 2 minutes at the film’s finale, it will be the role for which she is forever associated. The film is regarded as the high point of the Universal horror series and stands as a testament to the genius of James Whale.
the first “Frankenstein” picture was merely a monster story; the vastly superior sequel is a dramatic, surprisingly moving opus that captures Mary Shelley’s original vision
Although its opening ten minutes are melodramatic and a little ludicrous, the remainder of the running time of James Whale’s science-fiction classic “Bride of Frankenstein” proves to not only be superior to its predecessor, but also a surprisingly moving and imaginative motion picture which explores Frankenstein’s monster the way that Mary Shelley had originally intended when she conceived of the creature for her novel long before.
The original 1931 film also starring Boris Karloff as the monster and Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein, sparred and still spars controversy because there’s very little resemblance between it and Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel. The original film was based more on a stage production of the same name. So for the sequel, now that Whale had further backing from the studio, he decided to more or less take the material from the book that was left out for the original film and incorporate it with a new story to make a worthy sequel. And he did.
The film picks up almost immediately where the first one ended. Dr. Frankenstein turns out to be alive after being thrown from the burning windmill by his own creation, who then later turns out to have survived the collapse of the mill and is on a new rampage throughout the country. The movie focuses on two stories. The monster and its excursions and Dr. Frankenstein’s acquaintance with another discovery-hungry scientist (Ernest Thesiger), who has also stumbled upon a way to instill life into the dead.
I personally am not the biggest fan of the original 1931 “Frankenstein”, so I had not so high hopes for “Bride of Frankenstein.” Its ostentatious opening did not really boost up my spirits, but I was delighted to see how moving and beautiful and poignant the film became afterward. For once I felt sympathy for the monster. Boris Karloff is no longer simply waving his arms about and grunting, but he’s displaying a wide variety of emotions that were described in the original book, such as this very moving and classic scene where he befriends a blind hermit while being hunted. I was enthralled by Colin Clive’s performance in the first movie, but he outdoes even that classic image in this sequel as the scientist who has learned from his mistake about playing God. Ernest Thesiger is also very good as the maniacal Dr. Pretorius. And the inclusion of a music score, more elaborate special effects, more characters, and a broader budget really boosted the results.
In a way, the movie deserves a different title. Not only does “Bride of Frankenstein” sound ludicrous (and it’s wrong, since it’s the monster who desires a bride, not Frankenstein), but the whole subject of the monster’s bride has very little to do with the story. If I had the nerve to re-title a classic, I would pick something more appropriate for this film, but nevertheless, it doesn’t detract away from my enjoyment levels.
I still say that the first “Frankenstein” picture is an overrated film, but its sequel is more than worthy of its title as a classic. I started out rolling my eyes, but ended up being really absorbed by the story. For it’s not only about the monster rampaging or Frankenstein going mad.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 15 min (75 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director James Whale
Writer Mary Shelley (suggested by: the original story written in 1816 by), William Hurlbut (adapted by), John L. Balderston (adapted by), William Hurlbut (screenplay)
Actors Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (Noiseless Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length (8 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm