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Comparing the Monster: Analyze the differences between the creature in the 1931 Frankenstein and 1994's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

There are many ways the Creature in the 1994 film "Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein" is different from it’s original, classic incarnation from 1931 in "Frankenstein." One example is, obviously, the Creature talks in the remake. What effects do these changes have on the film? Are we more sympathetic to the Creature in the remake or the original film? What relationship does it have to the book?

  • Hi, I recommend you talk about how much the 1994 version is based on the basic outline and some of the elements of the book by Shelley (which is one of the best books ever created, in my opinion). – SeanGadus 7 years ago
  • Look at the difference between classic and modern gothic and the kinds of thematic shifts that have taken place there. Monsters used to be something used as a scapegoat, pinning our fears onto anything 'Other'. Nowadays, the monsters are often more sympathetic creations, and our fears are turned inwards. – TomWadsworth 7 years ago

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I think a problem this movie experienced was that it tried to tell too many stories at once. Without focusing on one adaptation, they took many pieces from many beloved comic book story lines and mashed them together. I hope this will change for DC films and they can begin to give us good adaptations of their characters and their universe on screen.

Batman Vs Superman: What Went Wrong?

I have always thought that Lilo and Stitch is one of the best modern Disney movies, and not just for the many ways it changed their formula. It’s really beautifully animated, the soundtrack works (though it is different from the average Disney film, and, as you said, there is some realism. For me, this sets a standard for the Disney movies of the early 2000s, most of which get overlooked.

Lilo and Stitch: The Seven Standards of Disney

Forrest Gump is one of my favorite films and I really think you nail the idea of the film on the head. It is supposed to cover a long period of interesting American history, though I fear it’s story may get lost over time due to people just watching it not as a meaningful tale but for it’s quotability, but it actually has a much more meaningful message. concerning how one simple man can play a part in the history of a country.

But the direction and soundtrack are also what makes this a movie that will be loved for years to come.

Forrest Gump: An Undying Flame