A revisionist semi-remake of THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935). Thanks to lifeless acting from Sting (as the mad doctor) and Jennifer Beals (as his creation) in the lead roles, many of the scenes fail to deliver. An extremely charming subplot with the dwarf Rinaldo (David Rappaport) and Frankenstein's deposed first monster (Clancy Brown) are far more poignant than the main storyline and make it all bearable. Production values (cinematography, costumes, art direction, etc.) are all excellent.