by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
Okay, Femm readers this blog post will be discussing the new movie, Mary Shelly, that focuses on the life of the author of Frankenstein. This film will be starring Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, and Douglas Booth. The plot will focus on the love affair between the poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and how it affected Mary Shelly herself. It also focuses on the relationship the group had with Lord Bryon. All these events lead to the bet on who could write the best ghost story causing the birth of Frankenstein and Shelly becoming one of the founding members of the sci-fi genre.
What I mainly have to say about this film is, "Hollywood don’t you dare mess this story up!" Seriously, you have already failed to turn the book into a movie too many times. It’s your fault that everyone thinks that Frankenstein is the monster with green skin, square head with flat black hair, and electrodes sticking out of his neck. No! Frankenstein is Victor Frankenstein, the doctor who created the monster that has no name and yellow skin, whose creation isn’t quite explained. It’s okay to imagine how the monster was created but the implications of Igor, the lightning, and “It’s Alliiiiivvvee,” is just ridiculous and takes away from the true beauty of the book.
Yes, there have been some good film versions such as Kenneth Branagh’s film and the cute Tim Burton version, Frankenweenie, but most of them are just ludicrous such as I, Frankenstein and the James McAvoy version. So, the main question for the movie about the author’s life is how accurate will Hollywood make it and if they add any fluff or extra fictional stuff to an already interesting story? I hope they don’t. To be honest, I am glad they’re doing a movie about the author. I also want Hollywood to do a movie about Dracula but focusing on the man, not the vampire myth. The movie will be out this May 25th. That’s all for now, ‘til next time.