Surprisingly good adaptation of the 'bride of Frankenstein' story.
Dr. Frankenstein (a young Sting, handsome with flowing blond hair) creates a beautiful young woman, Eva, (Jennifer Beals) as a partner for his original male creation. But, once he sees how beautifully she turned out, he selfishly decides to keep her for himself. The 'monster' (played most touchingly and sensitively by Clancy Brown), who falls in love with Eva on sight, runs off. He meets Rinaldo who befriends him and helps him find his way.
A lovely relationship grows between Viktor, as Rinaldo has named the 'monster', and they find work in a circus. Their act becomes very popular and the owner hates paying the two what they are worth. The knife thrower, played most evilly by a young and beautiful Phil Daniels, hates them for their success and, after hearing the owner wish to be rid of them, arranges just that. Viktor, who has never thought he had a heart, finds his breaking now.
The Doctor has grown jealous and possessive of his creation, Eva, and she rebels. He decides to take her whether she likes it or not, but his plans are thwarted when, in the nick of time, Viktor interrupts them.
The film is beautifully realized, stylishly designed, intelligently written and executed. The characters are stunningly beautiful -- Sting, Jennifer Beals, Phil Daniels, and especially the extraordinary Cary Elwes (as a young Captain who also wants Eva). The message -- that the 'normal' people act in a far more 'monstrous' fashion -- may be a tad overdone (but that can't be helped, I suppose), but the romance of the couple that were 'made for each other', quite literally, is welcome and refreshing.