The beautiful young ward of Baron Charles Frankenstein tires of being his student and rebels against his strict tutelage, unaware that she was indeed brought to life by the mad doctor--sewn together from corpses--and that a male counterpart to whom she was intended is roaming the countryside. Director Franc Roddam and screenwriter Lloyd Fonvielle's underrated, well-paced rethinking of 1935's "The Bride of Frankenstein" hasn't much intrinsic spirit, though it does have lyrical scenes and an absorbing narrative which qualify it as a fascinating misfire. As the Baron, rock star Sting poses sufficiently and glowers moodily, though he's all on one-note; Jennifer Beals is somewhat better as his charge--with feminist leanings--and a number of her scenes (such as her first run-in with a cat, and her dialogue with a derelict traveler) are quite beguiling; Beals however can't escape her ineffectual delivery (a non-musical sing-song), and though Roddam's close-ups of her are very pretty, she doesn't have much going on underneath (it's beauty without mystery). Clancy Brown is the sympathetic star here playing Frankenstein's initial creation, and his relationship with happy-go-lucky dwarf David Rappaport is marvelous. A better film than many critics gave it credit for being, "The Bride" is surprisingly ambitious and yet it isn't paced like a tableaux "epic". Roddam is careful but also spry, and once the plot takes hold, coupled with the handsome settings, it makes for a rather grand experience. **1/2 from ****
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The Bride (1985)
The Bride is a movie starring Sting, Jennifer Beals, and Anthony Higgins. After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".
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After the creation of his creature, Dr. Frankenstein researches and creates a perfect woman, Eva, to be the mate of the creature. However, the anxiety of the creature creates havoc in the laboratory that is burnt down and explodes, killing Frankenstein's assistants Dr. Zahlus and Paulus. Dr. Frankenstein believes the creature died too but he flees to the woods. Soon he meets and befriends the dwarf Rinaldo, who gives a name to him, Viktor, and invites him to work in a circus in Budapest. Meanwhile Frankenstein and his house keeper Mrs. Baumann (Geraldine Page) teach Eva how to behave and to be independent. One day, Frankenstein introduces Eva to the high-society, telling that she was found amnesic in the woods and has become his protégée. But Frankenstein becomes obsessed of Eva while Viktor and she have a strange connection. What will happen to Eva?
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Worthwhile rethinking of a classic film; absorbing and beautiful, if inert...Reviewed bymoonspinner55Vote: 6/10
Reworking of Bride of Frankenstein lacks the wonderful dark humor and...well, pretty much everything good about that classic film. There are some good things here, though. The blind hermit from the original Bride is replaced by a midget, excellently played by David Rappaport. His scenes with Clancy Brown are the best in the movie. Far better than the stuff with Sting and Jennifer Beals. Once Rappaport is gone, the movie becomes far less interesting. Aside from Rappaport, Clancy Brown also does a decent job in a role that's easy to overplay. Sting is competent. Jennifer Beals is terrible in most respects. She seems out of her element throughout the film. The scene with her and the cat was enough to earn her that Razzie Award nomination she received for this movie. Aside from Rappaport and Brown, the movie's other strength is that it is well-photographed. Unfortunately its few qualities aren't enough to make it a truly good movie. It's worth a peek if you're a fan of anything Frankenstein.
This is my second favorite version of Frankenstein. It's not very true to the book but it is still a great film. Don't confuse this with the original Bride of Frankenstein, this is more like what would have happened after The Bride of Frankenstein or if Dr. Frankenstein had followed through on making a mate for his creature. It can act as a quasi-sequel to any version of the Frankenstein story.
It's a very sympathetic story toward the monster as well as towards the rights of women. It has a kind of hammer horror quality to it and Sting makes for a very alluring, attractive and somewhat sinister version of Dr. Frankenstein.
Special note: if you want a good faithful version of the Frankenstein story seek out the version starring Luke Goss as the creature from 2004 and made by Hallmark and released to DVD through Lion's Gate. That is the most faithful version to the novel.