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** Helena Bonham Carter spends the movie as an upper class period female and then ends it as essentially the Bride of Frankenstein. Oddly symbolic of how her typecasting would change - from {{English Rose}}s in period dramas to dark nutcases.

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** Helena Bonham Carter Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter spends the movie as an upper class period female and then ends it as essentially the Bride of Frankenstein. Oddly symbolic of how her typecasting would change - from {{English Rose}}s in period dramas to dark nutcases.



** John Cleese in a completely serious role as Professor Waldman was a touch jarring too. Though he too is considered surprisingly brilliant in such a part.

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** John Cleese Creator/JohnCleese in a completely serious role as Professor Waldman was a touch jarring too. Though he too is considered surprisingly brilliant in such a part.


** Averted by JohnCleese of all people.

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** Averted by JohnCleese ''Creator/JohnCleese'' of all people.


* HilariousInHindsight: Though Igor never appears, as he was a CanonForeigner for the Universal movies, Tom Hulce plays Henry, who takes the role of Victor's friend and partner. Two years later, he actually would play a [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame famous fictional hunchback]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Though Igor never appears, as he was a CanonForeigner for the Universal movies, Tom Hulce plays Henry, who takes the role of Victor's friend and partner. Two years later, he actually would play a [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame famous fictional hunchback]].hunchback]].
** Helena Bonham Carter spends the movie as an upper class period female and then ends it as essentially the Bride of Frankenstein. Oddly symbolic of how her typecasting would change - from {{English Rose}}s in period dramas to dark nutcases.



* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/RobertDeNiro, who is typically typecast in gangster/cop flicks, plays The Creature, which raised a lot of eyebrows at the time. However, a great chunk of movie-goers consider him to be the best thing about this film, if not even the ''only'' good thing.
** John Cleese in a completely serious role as Professor Waldman was a touch jarring too.
%%* TheWoobie: Aside from the creature, it's hard not to feel a little bad for Justine.

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* WTHCastingAgency: TookTheBadFilmSeriously:
** Robert De Niro of course, despite people being shocked at him of all people playing The Creature. He studied stroke victims so he could get a sense of The Creature's developing speech patterns.
** Helena Bonham Carter is a close second, turning in a very layered performance as Elizabeth. Blog/UnshavedMouse felt she ''improved'' the character from the source material.
* WTHCastingAgency:
**
Creator/RobertDeNiro, who is typically typecast in gangster/cop flicks, plays The Creature, which raised a lot of eyebrows at the time. However, a great chunk of movie-goers consider him to be the best thing about this film, if not even the ''only'' good thing.
** John Cleese in a completely serious role as Professor Waldman was a touch jarring too.
%%* TheWoobie: Aside from the creature, it's hard not to feel
too. Though he too is considered surprisingly brilliant in such a little bad for Justine.part.


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* TheWoobie: This version really amps up how horribly Justine is treated by her mother, and yet she's one of the kindest characters in the movie. Just look at the scene where she's out searching for Willy. And even worse than the book - where she falsely confesses to the murder and gets executed - the townspeople break into the jail before the trial can even happen and hang her in the street!

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* HilariousInHindsight: Though Igor never appears, as he was a CanonForeigner for the Universal movies, Tom Hulce plays Henry, who takes the role of Victor's friend and partner. Two years later, he actually would play a [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame famous fictional hunchback]].

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** Averted by JohnCleese of all people.

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** John Cleese in a completely serious role as Professor Waldman was a touch jarring too.


* HamAndCheese: Everyone is really over-doing it. Even De Niro’s performance, as appropriately subdued in a [[WorldOfHam world where everybody else, including the movie's soundtrack itself, hams it up]] gives us the line: "I will have ''REVEENGE!'' '''Frankensteiin!!'''"
* {{Narm}}: One of the few instances where HamAndCheese is not a good thing because of the tonal mismatch in regards to the [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} the source material]] that the film’s adapting.
* {{Squick}}: The Creature's "birth" -- a shirtless Creator/KennethBranagh and a nude Creator/RobertDeNiro... rolling around on the floor... in embryonic fluid...

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Both inverted and straight. On one hand, the film was expected to get at least some good critics given its casting, respected source material and reportedly good visuals and soundtracks, but it ended up becoming a fest of goofiness instead. On the other hand, De Niro was thought to be awfully miscast as The Creature, but he ended up giving the best performance in the entire film.
* HamAndCheese: Everyone is really over-doing it. Even De Niro’s Niro's performance, as appropriately subdued in a [[WorldOfHam world where everybody else, including the movie's soundtrack itself, hams it up]] gives us the line: "I will have ''REVEENGE!'' '''Frankensteiin!!'''"
* {{Narm}}: One Most of the few instances where HamAndCheese is not a good thing because of acting, especially given the tonal mismatch in regards to the [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} the source material]] that the film’s film's adapting.
* {{Squick}}: NarmCharm: From the abrupt tonal shifts to the campy dialogue, the movie invites a lot more laughs than the creator probably intended. That said, it does have genuinely unsettling moments both in spite and because the hystrionism of the medium.
* {{Squick}}:
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The Creature's "birth" -- a shirtless Creator/KennethBranagh and a nude Creator/RobertDeNiro... rolling around on the floor... in embryonic fluid...



* SoBadItsGood: From the abrupt tonal shifts to the campy dialogue, the movie invites a lot more laughs than the creator probably intended.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many complaints were directed at [[PragmaticAdaptation The Creature now having the ability to talk]]. Said complainers were unaware that The Creature did in fact learn how to talk, and would [[CharacterFilibuster monologue for chapters pondering its existence.]]
* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/RobertDeNiro, who is typically typecast in gangster/cop flicks, plays The Creature - which raised a lot of eyebrows at the time. However, a great chunk of movie-goers consider him to be the ''only'' good thing about this film.

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* SoBadItsGood: From the abrupt tonal shifts to the campy dialogue, the movie invites a lot more laughs than the creator probably intended.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many complaints were directed at [[PragmaticAdaptation The Creature now having the ability to talk]]. Said complainers were unaware that The Creature did in fact learn how to talk, talk in the book, and would [[CharacterFilibuster monologue for chapters pondering its existence.]]
* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/RobertDeNiro, who is typically typecast in gangster/cop flicks, plays The Creature - Creature, which raised a lot of eyebrows at the time. However, a great chunk of movie-goers consider him to be the best thing about this film, if not even the ''only'' good thing about this film.thing.


* BadassDecay: {{Averted}}. Did we mention '''Creator/RobertDeNiro'''?
* HamAndCheese: Everyone aside from De Niro is really over-doing it.
** FridgeBrilliance: De Niro's subdued performance shows how much of a misfit the Creature actually is . A subtle character doesn't really belong in a [[WorldOfHam world where everybody else, including the movie's soundtrack itself, hams it up]].
*** Robert De Niro subtle? The man who gave us: "I will have ''REVEENGE!'' '''Frankensteiin!!'''"
* {{Narm}}: One of the few instances where HamAndCheese is not a good thing.
** NarmCharm: Unless, of course, it is.

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* BadassDecay: {{Averted}}. Did we mention '''Creator/RobertDeNiro'''?
* HamAndCheese: Everyone aside from De Niro is really over-doing it.
** FridgeBrilliance:
it. Even De Niro's Niro’s performance, as appropriately subdued performance shows how much of a misfit the Creature actually is . A subtle character doesn't really belong in a [[WorldOfHam world where everybody else, including the movie's soundtrack itself, hams it up]].
*** Robert De Niro subtle? The man who gave us:
up]] gives us the line: "I will have ''REVEENGE!'' '''Frankensteiin!!'''"
* {{Narm}}: One of the few instances where HamAndCheese is not a good thing.
** NarmCharm: Unless,
thing because of course, it is.the tonal mismatch in regards to the [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} the source material]] that the film’s adapting.



* WTHCastingAgency: Again, '''Creator/RobertDeNiro''' is playing The Creature. ''[[SincerityMode He actually makes it work.]]''
** Not just that: a good chunk of movie-goers consider him the ''only'' good thing about this film.
* TheWoobie: Aside from the creature, it's hard not to feel a little bad for Justine.
* UglyCute: The Creature.
** The revived Elizabeth, played by a young Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter. Short fluffy hair, one very sad eye, and a trembling lower lip. Aww, sweetie.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Again, '''Creator/RobertDeNiro''' Creator/RobertDeNiro, who is playing typically typecast in gangster/cop flicks, plays The Creature. ''[[SincerityMode He actually makes it work.]]''
** Not just that:
Creature - which raised a good lot of eyebrows at the time. However, a great chunk of movie-goers consider him to be the ''only'' good thing about this film.
* %%* TheWoobie: Aside from the creature, it's hard not to feel a little bad for Justine.
* UglyCute: The Creature.
** The
revived Elizabeth, played by a young Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter. Short fluffy hair, one very sad eye, and a trembling lower lip. Aww, sweetie.sweetie.
%%** The Creature.


* {{Squick}}: The Creature's "birth" -- a shirtless Creator/KennethBranagh and a nude RobertDeNiro... rolling around on the floor... in embryonic fluid...

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* {{Squick}}: The Creature's "birth" -- a shirtless Creator/KennethBranagh and a nude RobertDeNiro...Creator/RobertDeNiro... rolling around on the floor... in embryonic fluid...


* WTHCastingAgency: Again, '''RobertDeNiro''' is playing The Creature. ''[[SincerityMode He actually makes it work.]]''

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* WTHCastingAgency: Again, '''RobertDeNiro''' '''Creator/RobertDeNiro''' is playing The Creature. ''[[SincerityMode He actually makes it work.]]''


* {{Squick}}: The Creature's "birth" -- a shirtless KennethBranagh and a nude RobertDeNiro... rolling around on the floor... in embryonic fluid...

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* {{Squick}}: The Creature's "birth" -- a shirtless KennethBranagh Creator/KennethBranagh and a nude RobertDeNiro... rolling around on the floor... in embryonic fluid...


* BadassDecay: {{Averted}}. Did we mention '''RobertDeNiro'''?

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* BadassDecay: {{Averted}}. Did we mention '''RobertDeNiro'''?'''Creator/RobertDeNiro'''?



** The revived Elizabeth, played by a young HelenaBonhamCarter. Short fluffy hair, one very sad eye, and a trembling lower lip. Aww, sweetie.

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** The revived Elizabeth, played by a young HelenaBonhamCarter.Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter. Short fluffy hair, one very sad eye, and a trembling lower lip. Aww, sweetie.


** FridgeBrilliance: De Niro's subdued performance shows how much of a misfit the Creature actually is . A subtle character doesn't really belong in a [[WorldOFHam world where everybody else, including the movie's soundtrack itself, hams it up]].

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** FridgeBrilliance: De Niro's subdued performance shows how much of a misfit the Creature actually is . A subtle character doesn't really belong in a [[WorldOFHam [[WorldOfHam world where everybody else, including the movie's soundtrack itself, hams it up]].


* BadassDecay: Averted. Did we mention '''RobertDeNiro'''?

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* BadassDecay: Averted.{{Averted}}. Did we mention '''RobertDeNiro'''?



* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many complaints were directed at [[PragmaticAdaptation The Creature now having the ability to talk]]. Said complainers were unaware that that The Creature did in-fact learn how to talk, and would [[CharacterFilibuster monologue for chapters pondering its existence.]]

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Many complaints were directed at [[PragmaticAdaptation The Creature now having the ability to talk]]. Said complainers were unaware that that The Creature did in-fact in fact learn how to talk, and would [[CharacterFilibuster monologue for chapters pondering its existence.]]

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