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Anyone see Frankenstein?
Topic by: DZermeno
Posted: October 11, 2004 - 2:32 PM PDT
Last Reply: October 14, 2004 - 10:28 AM PDT

author topic: Anyone see Frankenstein?
post #1  on October 11, 2004 - 2:32 PM PDT  
Hey there. Did anyone see Frankenstein on the USA network on Sunday evening?

Parker Posey was the absolute WRONG choice for the lead role. I just wanted to throw my TV out the window seeing her trying to act, not to mention act like a "tough chick".
She should just stick to funny roles like the one in 'Best in Show'. Adam Goldberg as her witty sidekick also was a bit annoying but could have worked with another person taking Posey's place. Vincent Perez as a new version of "Frank" was very good. I like his acting and somehow.. he was still a cutie!

Anyone else see it?

post #2  on October 14, 2004 - 9:47 AM PDT  
I'd be interested in hearing any reviews.

I just watched the old Hammer production of The Curse of Frankenstein.
post #3  on October 14, 2004 - 10:28 AM PDT  
I thought it was surprisingly good, or at least better than I expected, better than the average USA movie (damning with faint praise). I like Parker Posey a lot but agree she was seriously miscast - I can't picture her as a cop for the life of me. Everyone else was fine. The atmosphere, and the Nawlins setting, worked well for this modern-goth take on the Frankenstein idea, but it did get a little too atmospheric for its own good, lingering too long on murky, dark interior shots. I was also frustrated by the open-ended finale, leading to what I assume will be a series? Give me a break.

Still, a good attempt, worth watching when they rerun it. I give it a 6 outta 10.


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