A rather dark tale.
Vibes of both newer versions of dracula as well as frankenstein, less most of the gore and violence.
It contained quite a few surprises and I enjoyed not quite knowing whether it was magic or technology or just human nature which would tie the story together in the end. It was probably all of them.
The film had romance, but far from enough to qualify as a romantic movie, it was very realistic, yet in costume. I thoroughly enjoyed all the actor's contributions, though I specifically enjoyed Christian Bale who surprised me with a very strong character. :-)