Saturday, February 8, 2014

I, Frankenstein (PG-13) - Review by Daniel Kilgallon

Run Time: 92 mins

Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) stars as the title role in I, Frankenstein, or what I like to call, “I, Harvey Dent with a couple of scratches on my face”. This fantasy action film portrays the origins of the iconic Frankenstein monster and the centuries old war that he gets caught up in. Because of extremely negative critic reviews and underwhelming trailers, I wasn’t excepting much more than some mediocre action from this film. Unfortunately, this movie didn’t even meet those low standards. 

In the year 1795, Dr. Victor Frankenstein creates a monster out of various parts of corpses and electricity. This monster then enters a rage and in his fury kills the wife of the doctor. Frankenstein’s monster then flees to the Arctic and is pursued by his creator, who freezes to death before he can get his revenge. 

The monster eventually comes across the body of Dr. Frankenstein and decides to bury him. While doing this, he is attacked by a group of demons. However, a couple of gargoyles come just in time to save him. He is taken to the queen of the gargoyles who decides to name him Adam and invites him to join her forces. 

Adam declines the offer and goes out on his own after being gifted weapons that allow him to kill demons.
200 years later, Adam lives on and the societies of the gargoyles and demons continue to exist in our society. Both groups have been racing to discover the technology behind Adam’s immortality. The demon army intends to recreate Frankenstein’s monster in hundreds of human corpses and take over the world while the gargoyles must do everything in their power to prevent this from happening. The rest of the film is basically an all-out war between these two immortal groups. 

As I previously mentioned, Frankenstein’s monster looked awful and hardly even resembled the famous character. The gargoyles and demons looked just as bad as they appeared extremely cartoony. Furthermore, the acting performances were horrible across the board and the story was incredibly choppy. I thought that the action scenes would save this movie, but they were all just poor CGI garbage. Other than a couple of decent fight sequences, there was nothing I enjoyed about this film. I, Frankenstein is the worst movie I have seen in a very long time. Do yourself a favor and avoid this film at all costs.

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