Steampunk Movie Review – “Frankenstein’s Monster” Microbudget Film

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There are a lot of short Steampunk films out there, but the folks over at First Step Cinematics tried their hand at a full-length Steampunk adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic tale. Here’s the synopsis:

“A steampunk film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece. In his obsession over Prometheus’ flame, Victor Frankenstein abandons those he loves to create a living being. Leaving behind his abominable work, Victor hopes to escape judgment and return to a peaceful life. He soon discovers all secrets have their price.”

With their small budget, this group of actors and filmmakers made an admirable effort. This is one of the most close adaptations of The Modern Prometheus that I have ever seen, and as a lover of literature I was glad to see it follow the book so closely. I really appreciated that the “monster” was given his voice and was fully articulate the way that Shelley intended. So many film portrayals…

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Author: Barry Huddleston

Book and product reviews with a steampunk twist

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