What do you get when you cross Frankenstein with Dracula and throw in a bunch of other Victorian tropes? Not what I thought, this is pretty epic stuff. That said, I’m not completely happy about the vampire plotline, and I’ll bicker for a while on that.
But first a nod to all the fine acting and much-needed gothic horror. Filmed in Dublin, they built immense sets from scratch. They spared no expense to take us back to 1890, where perhaps the era is romanticized, the Brits lionized, a tad too much.
It’s a broody, depressed, craving, obsessive world, and your faves may show up if you keep watching.
They do mix the ugly with the beautiful. Eva Green, versatile actress, I’m not sure if I’m attracted to her or repulsed by her. She transforms constantly. Victor Frankenstein, well I know better than to trust that guy. We also have Dorian…
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