Friday, January 24, 2014

I, Frankenstein

Rated PG-13 / 1 hr 33 min / Action - Fantasy - SciFi

What is it about?

We all know the story of the mad scientist Doctor Frankenstein and his creation, the monster known as Frankenstein. This movie is more about an unseen war between Gargoyles and Demons. The demons are hunting the monster Frankenstein. The gargoyles offer to shelter Frankenstein, but he refuses. The demons want to recreate the process used to make the monster. They want an army of monsters that they control. The demons can only possess bodies that don't have souls. Frankenstein makes them feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

You will like it if...

You like dark monster movies with pretty special effects. Aaron Eckhart does the best he can, but it's still not enough. I still couldn't manage to care about the monster Frankenstein.  Maybe you aren't supposed to.  He is selfish and feels sorry for himself.  It puts a serious damper on the movie since he is presented as the hero/main character. It doesn't help that the gargoyles spend half of the movie trying to figure out how they feel about Frankenstein.  The special effects are very good. The action scenes are beautiful special effects battles. I am not a fan of the demons and gargoyles transforming back and forth from their human forms over and over again. I think they are just trying to distract you from how crappy the script is.  I , Frankenstein reaches towards being an iconic epic fantasy adventure featuring one of the most well known monsters.  It falls short due to bad decisions made within a lackluster script. I really wanted to like this movie because there are a lot of things that are done right.  The movie never reaches it's potential, and ends up being a disappointment.

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