Spent 2 days going into the city to watch the 2 versions of Frankenstein with Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch
both times were absolutely beautiful. Both men brought different influences to the characters in which made for a different feel to each performance. Over all it was thought and emotionally provoking I was engaged in the story and dialog throughout both times of seeing it and wish I could see them regularly (though a feckload cheaper)
Benedict as the creature had more of a venomous and intellectual or has Benedict put it a body relearning how to move when the brain is intact personality. Jonny Lee Millers creature had a more rapidly learning child like approach. Both beautifully executed performances
Jonny Lee Miller as victor was manic and snappish, vain and emotional. you do not see Victor Frankenstein much but when he is it is like watching a contained hurricane. Benedict Cumberbatches Victor was subdued as if to hide the insanity and pretend that he is function when internally he isn't, the vanity is still there but the emotion isn't it is like Victor is in that constant state of shock after a traumatic event.
the supporting cast gave great and consistent performances that complimented the 2 main characters but you do wish that they had more so that you could know their characters better and because they had great actors playing them e.g. Elizabeth and Victor Frankenstein's father played by Naomie Harris and George Harris. De Lacey (Karl Johnson) was fantasic.
the sets were minimal yet effective ( of course it was a Danny Boyle production)
Loved it Loved it all.