I, Frankenstein

I, Frankenstein

Stuart Beattie (2013)

88min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Members of the Underworld franchise regroup for this braindead re-imagining of Mary Shelley's classic literary character as a reluctant action hero. It's directed by Pirates of the Caribbean writer Stuart Beattie, with a game Aaron Eckhart as the monster, here named Adam for extra pretentiousness. Adam, who has bits of other genre movies - The Matrix, Legion, Van Helsing - grafted on, winds up in the middle of a war between gargoyles and demons. The latter are led by the ever-resplendently louche Bill Nighy, who needs the secret to Adam's immortality for the usual nefarious world-domination reasons. The perfunctory story is explained in clunky exposition between empty, doom-laden Gothic spectacle and meaningless jumbles of fighting between mediocre CGI creatures, and it all ends in one of those massive wipe-the-slate-clean explosions and truly horrific hints of an "I, Bride of Frankenstein" follow-up.

Summary

The infamous scientist's monster roams the Earth 200 years after burying his creator, and is drawn into an ancient supernatural conflict. Two factions of magical beings are at war, and the key to ending the conflict lies in tapping the secret of the creature's immortality. Fantasy adventure, starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy and Miranda Otto.

Cast & Crew

Adam Aaron Eckhart
Naberius Bill Nighy
Terra Yvonne Strahovski
Leonore Miranda Otto
Gideon Jai Courtney
Zuriel Socratis Otto
Victor Frankenstein Aden Young
Keziah Caitlin Stasey
Barachel Deniz Akdeniz
Dekar Kevin Grevioux
Director Stuart Beattie
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 24 Jan 2014
Drama