Posted Oct 12, 2004 @ 10:49 PM
Written by hack extraordinaire Dean Koontz, this USA movie moves the familiar Frankenstein story to America, and will likely be replayed to death between now and Halloween. Oh, and Mary Shelley is given a credit for "certain original characters."
Posted Oct 13, 2004 @ 1:38 AM
Maybe I'm just too hard to please lately, but this really didn't do it for me. I wanted to like it, I really did, because TV Land is starved for good dark shows, but man.
First of all, that damn bleach bypass thing that's so trendy for creating atmosphere these days, you know, that greenish tint to everything because they forego the bleaching process when they finish the film so it's full of silver. Gets on my last nerve. It's New Orleans, for Chrissake, and it looks like 'Se7en' meets 'Eddie and the Cruisers.' Show us some color, some contrast, some gothic richness. I found it hard to see what they were focussing on. Maybe that was just bad direction.
Then the gum-cracking, coffee-spilling partner. Good actor, but the character annoyed from the word go.
Then she has a kid. I groaned out loud. Could we declare a moratorium on single-momhood as a source of depth for a lead female character? Pretty please? It didn't help to find out it was her brother. Maybe if they do something with the autism (if this becomes a series), like have the oldest creation guy offer to cure it, or Helios offer to cure it, something that sets up a juicy moral quandary, that would be cool.
Okay, there were some good scenes, Michael Madsen rocked, and I like the main monster guy whose name begins with a 'D.' Helios and his playmate were nice and creepy. Some of it worked. But I hope they work on some things if it becomes a series.
Did Dean Koontz write the script alone? I saw John Shiban's name in the beginning--he wrote for or produced 'The X-Files.'
Posted Oct 13, 2004 @ 2:41 AM
Also, Vincent Perez in so incredibly hot.
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Posted Oct 13, 2004 @ 3:30 PM
I laughed out loud at the credit sequence--even the score was a pretty literal approximation of Coil's sound design for the Se7en credits. However, I do credit Badalamenti for trying his hand at a rather different genre of music than he usually works in.
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Posted Oct 18, 2004 @ 1:35 PM
The premise was interesting, but where the hell was the ending?
I actually went digging in my TV Guide to see if this was part one and they forgot the "to be continued," or what. Some mention that this wasn't the end, some comment from a character or a blurb on the screen would have been very useful - instead, it was like someone just got tired of the story and turned the camera off.
The plotline wasn't bad but oy, everything else was. Dirty, dingy, greasy sets and actors (apart from the Doc and his babe), awful yellow-green lighting and a stringy, stinky-looking mullet on the leading lady - who's idea was all that?
Vincent Perez looked so much like Vince Vaughn that every time he opened his mouth and spoke, it sounded dubbed to me.
Posted Oct 19, 2004 @ 12:43 PM