The Curse of Frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein ★★

Unbelievably boring retelling of Frankenstein and his monster. Lots of telling and very little showing when it came to the characters and it really didn't come to life (not sorry!) until the last half hour.
Peter Cushing's Doctor is a complete villain which I liked but so much of the film is spent standing around and talking that my attention kept wandering depsite the slightly new take on the character not being sympathetic at all.
Even though no one ever succeeds at matching let alone topping the Universal version people keep trying to resurrect this story and I don't even love the Universal films but they came first and all that follow will be compared to them no matter how unfair that is. Leave this one in the graveyard.

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