Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump of my thoughts on the film here. Enjoy!
Horror classic in which an obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
Watching an old black and white film from 1931 I found that I had to stop myself from inadvertently sniggering at certain things. Lines of, what now sounds like, slightly cheesy dialog. Some moments that are of the era. But get passed all of that, Frankenstein is a brilliant film.
There’s never a moment wasted. Every single second of the film is reserved for progressing the story forward. Right from the beginning with the first funeral to the end. That’s one thing a lot of films these days could learn from!
With this being such a classic and well known story, it was just a matter of watching and enjoying the film. And that I did. The sets were stunning. They blew me away. Really amazingly put together. I couldn’t help but wish I was watching it in the theatre.
A great little film. If you haven’t seen it, I urge you to give it a watch.
Read on to see all the films watched this year…
21 Films so far this year
- The Tourist 1/5 (02/01/12)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 5/5 (03/01/12)
- World’s Greatest Dad 2/5 (14/01/12)
- Haywire 3/5 (19/01/12)
- Dead Snow 3/5 (20/01/12)
- The Artist 5/5 (21/01/12)
- Priest 2/5 (05/02/12)
- The Muppets 5/5 (15/02/12)
- Faster 4/5 (19/02/12)
- Chronicle 4/5 (22/02/12)
- Safe House 4/5 (24/02/12)
- Reservoir Dogs 4/5 (25/02/12)
- This Means War 4/5 (02/03/12)
- The Royal Tenenbaums 3/5 (03/03/12)
- Reign of Fire 3/5 (04/03/12)
- Dear John 2/5 (04/03/12)
- Road to Perdition 5/5 (05/03/12)
- The Three Musketeers 3/5 (06/03/12)
- The Eagle 2/5 (10/03/12)
- Everybody’s Fine 2/5 (14/03/12)
- Frankenstein 4/5 (15/03/12)