Lisa Frankenstein

Lisa Frankenstein

A coming of RAGE love story about a teenager and her crush, who happens to be a corpse. After a set of horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a journey to find love, happiness - and a few missing body parts.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
  • Stars: Cole Sprouse, Henry Eikenberry, Liza Soberano, Kathryn Newton, Carla Gugino, Joe Chrest, Bryce Romero, Trina LaFargue, Paola Andino, Joey Harris, Jennifer Pierce Mathus, Luke Sexton, Ayla Miller, Chris Greening, Jailyn Rae, Mae Anglim, Jenna Davis
  • Director: Zelda Williams
  • core_memory_jay - 23 June 2024
    Power couple, if you ask me
    "They kept saying: 'Time heals all wounds.' But that's a lie: time is the wound. Takes you further and further from that place where you were happy."

    Power couple, if you ask me. 😂✨

    Doesn't it also thrill you being both bi & traumatized? I feel like this will be my new favorite movie for a while.

    And how I appreciated all the little references to silent films, you have no idea. I wish I knew Lisa in person (semicit. From the movie).

    The pace is so smooth that it ends before you notice it, which is a shame, imo. I wanted it to last waaay longer and never end ("that's what she said"). This movie would translate so well into a TV show, like, why is no one mentioning it? 🤧

    The witty, spontaneous, genuine and educated writing is the best thing about "Lisa Frankenstein (2024)". It felt authentic with this movie's genre and goal. From the characters, to the scenes and every little detail about it. The cast was clearly stimulated by the atmosphere on set and the directing; you can tell from the way everyone handled their character.

    Was the plot twist predictable? Well, yes, but that just comes with the territory. You seriously want to make me believe you watched this movie expecting it to be some mind-blowing masterpiece? If that's the case, then that's on you. Sorry, I promise I say it without malice. You know, I'm actually an IP, Intuitive Person (another semicit. From the movie) 😂💔

    The general '80s aesthetic and vibes from vintage movies and real-life from those years, mixed with today's pop references, are probably the second-best thing about this movie. They nailed it, it doesn't look choppy or sloppy. Together with the costumes, textures, makeup and hairstyles and everything else that contributes to the visual aspect of a movie.

    I found the cinematography to be inspired at times, especially when it mattered the most, while "by the book" most of the time. It had some nice and interesting shots, though, and the quality of the editing was consistent. It can come across as amateuristic in a couple of instances, but I strongly believe that it was done on purpose and I would invite you to consider the same thought. Remember the genres at hand. You get that feeling, right? That the rough camera work was intentional. I believe it worked masterfully to serve a certain look of reminiscence to the audience. 🙌🏻😊

    The soundtrack enveloped every scene perfectly.

    The truth is, this movie works just fine the way it is, with its ending and everything, but I also genuinely hope that they'll make more installments. 🤞🏻

    P. S. This is one of Cole Sprouse's best looks. He totally looks like someone from the 1800s.

    To be fair, the casting for every character was spot-on.

    P. P. S. (that's also kind of a spoiler) As I see it, the viewer is supposed to think that Lisa (Kathryn Newton), off-screen, taught The Creature (Cole Sprouse) how to drive, somewhat decently enough, or that he watched her drive and copied her moves when he needed to drive a car by himself. If you do not agree with this interpretation, then I can understand that you would think of that aspect of the movie as a plot hole; considering there were other continuity mistakes as well, especially towards the end.
  • The_Bigstinker - 26 May 2024
    Entertaining, but all Over the Place
    This movie felt zany and fun. A bit awkward at times, but also entertaining. The high school aspect really did feel awkward. It does feel like the movie doesn't know exactly what it wants to be. It goes from Romcom, then comedy, and it then turns into a bit of horror. Each of those different aspects were fun though. TBHe main characters' love showed that they'll really be there for each other. I just wonder what it would've been like if this was rated R. I was pretty scared when the zombie dude cut off that guy's weewee 😧. If they actually showed that on screen I would've been a lot more traumatized. Not necessarily my type of movie, but it might be a guilty pleasure of mine.
  • BandSAboutMovies - 3 May 2024
    Directed by Zelda Williams, the daughter of Robin, in her debut, Lisa Frankenstein was written by Diablo Cody, who claims that it takes place in the same universe as Jennifer's Body, It's set in 1989 and really feels like a movie made for those who may not have been alive at that time and want to feel a cinematic version of it rather than those who lived through it and saw films that inspired this movie, like Weird Science.

    Lisa Swallows (Kathryn Newton, who was in Big Little Lies, Blockers and Freaky), besides being saddled with that name, has lost her mother to an axe murderer and now has a horrible stepmother Janet (Carla Gugino), who has pretty much taken her father (Joe Chrest) from her. The positive things in her life include her somewhat goofy stepsister Taffy (Liza Soberano) and best friend Lori (Jenna Davis, the voice of M3GAN). And oh yes, the cemetery where she sits near an unnamed musician (Cole Sprouse, who was Cody on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) who had fallen in love with a woman before she left him for another man and he was struck by lightning.

    After a boy named Doug (Bryce Romero) tries to assault her at a party, Lisa ends up back at the grave, wishing she could be together in death with the musician. Lightning hits his grave and he comes back from the dead as a zombie who follows her. He's missing body parts, ones that he soon gains by killing anyone who has wronged Lisa, who uses a tanning bed to fuse their parts with his body before the police start to figure out that everyone dead has a connection to Lisa.

    I realize that this film may not be for me as a target audience, but I liked its look and soundtrack. Cody's dialogue is an acquired taste, as hardly anyone speaks like that in real life, but hey, we're watching a movie. The leads are charming and if this came out in 1989, when I was 17 and the audience for it, I probably would have loved it way more than I did in 2024 when I am 51.