Campy beyond belief...how about some wine to go with all that cheese??
This movie would have been excellent as a spoof, but apparently we are supposed to take this "horror/drama" seriously!?! LOL Come ON, the sheer campiness, lame plot, ridiculous dialogue and hammy overacting clearly classifies it as humor, and I laughed all the way through it. The premise is cool concerning the accidental time shift, but what are the odds he would encounter a fictional character (???) or even a future-known writer about to pen a famous first novel? More likely he would have ended up in some nondescript time and place of no great interest to history, and the whole movie would have been about lack of hygiene and indoor plumbing.
Okay, and now we have the cheesy characters, oh brother. The doctor and his AI car as a crime-fighting duo out to prevent Frankenstein's monster from killing again plays like a bad episode of Knight Rider. (true, they were all bad) And what was up with the totally inexplicable love scene between Mary Shelley and the Doctor??? That came out of nowhere as well as being nauseating. (Must be that John Hurt is so drop dead irresistable, lol) Ah, and who can forget Raoul Julia in all his overblown, hamfisted glory, rolling his bug eyes and screeching in true spoof form, "She LIIIIIIVVVVESSSS!!!!!" Oh yes, and of course our monster (who resembles the satanic bull in "Legend", without the red makeup) who casually RIPS OFF HIS OWN ARM to use as a handy weapon, when there is scrap metal lying all around? Talk about a moronic move...apparently even with all those physical upgrades the creator gave him, he still had only a male brain, nyuk nyuk.
So my take on this movie is that it is surely entertaining... if you don't try to take it as seriously as the director wants you to.