In before idiots start ranting about how Frankenstien is not the name of the monster. WELL IT IS! And this movie validates my point. It's not about what Mary Shelly wrote. The culture decided what to name the monster and his name IS Frankenstein.
He looks more like Chaka the Pakuni from Land of the Lost.
The only person I've ever met who uses that name, incorrectly and unironically, is YOU.
Hollywood tried to convince America that the Creature's name was "Frankenstein"; but in this, at least, the Idiocracy Engine failed. Too many Americans have read the book, and not enough Americans have seen the movie, for our culture to have been intentionally dumbed down by weaponized filmography. Then Kenneth Branagh arrived, and HE restored some dignity to the Frankenstein genre. So from now on you can kiss your b-movie, misinformed FAKEnstein garbage goodbye!!!
Many inventions are named after their creators, that's what Frankenstein is. Jules Leotard invented the leotard, and Victor Frankenstein invented the Frankenstein.
Far more inventions AREN'T named after their creators. And at any rate, if the Monster was named after his creator, then he would be a Shelley, not a Frankenstein.
Go up to someone and ask them if they've ever been scared of a Shelley, see if they know what you're talking about.
It would only be the Shelley if Mary Shelley had been quirky and 4th wall breaking. You can keep your nerdy Adams and The Monsters, but I'll have the awesome, lumbering, growling, groaning, flattop wearing, bolt necked Frankensteins.
So you're claiming that Jules Leotard was quirky and broke the fourth wall?
NO! I'm talking about the context of the book and film. Victor Frankenstein invented Frankenstein. What I hate most of all are those who insist on calling him Adam. That's just a regular name. I have a friend named Adam and he doesn't inspire awesome fear like Frankenstein. Why not just give all the monsters boring names. We can call Godzilla, Dave.
Believe me, in some people, Jules Leotard broke the fourth wall.
But Victor Frankenstein doesn't exist. Mary Shelley invented both Frankenstein and his Monster, so by your logic, the Monster should called Shelley (which is even less frightening than Adam). And I don't know too many people who insist on calling the Monster "Adam", but at least THAT name has some literary support, given that the Monster _calls himself_ Adam on at least one occasion. He doesn't use it as his proper name, mind you - simply as a metaphor and a Biblical allusion - but it's still in there.
Why should we call Godzilla, Dave? If you can show me where, in the original book, Godzilla calls himself Dave, then perhaps I WILL call him Dave.
Godzilla's original name was Gojira, which translates as "the amazing colossal lizard."
Actually, Mr Dumpster, Gojira is still his name. "Godzilla" is simply the anglicized version of "Gojira".
No, Gojira is the otaku version of Godzilla, both of them a shorter version of the untranslated name Amazing Colossal Lizard.
No, it isn't, and I think you know this because you just contradicted yourself. (a moment ago you said "Godzilla's original name was Gojira", now you say Gojira is an otaku version of Godzilla, and the original name was something else entirely)
You may be confusing dinosaur (a Greek-derived name meaning, roughly, "amazing colossal lizard") with Gojira (according to Wikizilla, a Japanese portmanteau meaning "gorilla-whale"). Interestingly, both gorillas and whales are mammals, not lizards, further undermining any dinosaur connection.
(you are correct on one point, however; "Gojira" IS the terminology preferred by otakus)
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