Re: Best of the Universal Monster Flicks
I don't have a problem with making a comedy sequel to a serious film, but the "humor" in Bride
is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Old ladies screaming, the shenanigans of Professor Pretorious and his miniature courtesans, the monster smoking a cigar, all with "wacky" music to play in the background since I guess we're all too stupid to know that we're supposed to be laughing. I agree with this
As far as I can see, all Dracula
has going for it is Dwight Frye and some good cinematography. The script is such a mess that I'm amazed they even considered using it, and most of the actors are simply awful. Lugosi seems threatening only when he's silent; the moment he speaks, I want to laugh. As for The Wolf Man
, Chaney is good but I was bored to tears. Maybe I would have liked it more if I found werewolves interesting at all, but I don't.
Again, keep in mind that I actually liked Dracula 2000
, so I'm not claiming to be a paragon of good taste here. Feel free to dismiss anything and everything I say. In fact, it's probably a pretty good idea.