This movie needs a better title.


Frankenstein Unbound. Unbound? Unbound from what? A better title would have been "Frankenstein Beyond". Or anything else that someone might suggest.

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The movie was called this, because it was based on the Brian Aldiss novel of the same name. Aldiss also wrote a companion book, DRACULA UNBOUND, but it's not all that good, in my opinion. (The novel FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND came out back in the 1970s, if I recall, and the Dracula book came out almost 20 years later.) Actually, Corman's film does depart from the book, so the title might make more sense to you if you get a chance to read the novel.

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From Trivia: The title is a reference to both the full title of Mary Shelley's original novel ("Frankenstein - or, The Modern Prometheus") and to Percy Shelley's lyrical drama "Prometheus Unbound".


So there.



Number 1, I order you to go take a number 2.

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The title not only is a play upon Shelley's works but the fact that Frankenstein had become a creature eternal throughout time, thus unbound. The computer brain in the ruined city is a final iteration of the Frankenstein monster with Hurt seeing himself finally as the creator Dr. Frankenstein due to the fact he unleashed him throughout the ages.

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The title has not meant for Dr. Franenstein's creature...

Hurt created his own Frankenstein. Hurt's Frankenstein was the space-time Rip that he unknowingly created when he used the time travel that he developed. The end of the movie where hurt is in the future shows that the space-time rip had destroyed/vanished all of the world accept for one city. Therefore, Hurt's Frankenstein (AKA the space-time rip) had become an entity eternal throughout time, thus unbound.

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I agree.

Kramer: ...he was very impressed with what I do.
Elaine: What you do? You don't do anything!

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