I, Frankenstein 2013

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Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

Starring:
Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 32 minutes
Starring Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney, Virginie Le Brun, Aaron Eckhart, Miranda Otto, Aden Young, Yvonne Strahovski
Director Stuart Beattie
Genres Horror, Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 26 May 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 32 minutes
Starring Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney, Virginie Le Brun, Aaron Eckhart, Miranda Otto, Aden Young, Yvonne Strahovski
Director Stuart Beattie
Genres Horror, Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 26 May 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ginger Nuts of Horror on 23 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
I'm going to start off with an apology. Sorry. There, I've done it. What am I sorry for? I'm sorry because I know what I am going to say about I Frankenstein, and it isn't pretty. Neither is the monster, played by Aaron Eckhart. I've not read the graphic novel this film is based on, but can say without reservation that it has to be better than this film. It HAS TO BE. It can't not be. First of all it won't have the annoying voice-over with Mr Eckhart digging into his boots to find a macho enough voice for the character.

Sometimes a voice-over works, such as in Blade Runner, where even though the film is better without it, at least the voice-over is well performed. This is not even close being as it is mostly exposition and still nothing of any great interest. It sounds contrived from the get-go and after a while is a little grating.

There's a simple plot at work here where the Frankenstein's Monster (Eckhart) is fighting other monsters because they are bad guys (Demons), and at that time is also being chased down by the good guys (Gargoyles). So we already have a mish-mash of creatures a bit like the Hugh Jackman "Van Helsing" effort. I quite liked that one, it was a little eccentric and tongue in cheek, which "I Frankenstein" isn't. It borrows heavily from Van Helsing in the overall style but lacks the humour, instead pouring on endless special effects of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer variety.

The graphic novel would also be better because it wouldn't have a soundtrack that goes from so quiet that you can hear a pin drop to something sounding like the apocalypse is taking place in a biscuit tin.

Ok, so I'm not impressed. Let's talk a little about his appearance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 29 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
The film starts out smartly in 1795 with first person narration by the Frankenstein monster himself. After a run in with some demons, Frankenstein opts to head up north and film "Frankenstein Theory." The demons that want him are lead by Naberius (Bill Nighy). It seems Naberius' boss is Satan himself, and I don't mean the hockey player. The reason why they want Frankenstein is unclear, but later reveals itself...and how.

Since the powers of evil want Mr. F. Stein, so do the powers of good which are gargoyles. They are lead by Leonore (Miranda Otto) who now has elven ears, but too late; Viggo Mortensen isn't in this film. They want Frankenstein who she now names Adam (Aaron Eckhart) because that sounded significant to the script writers who haven't had a brilliant idea yet.

The film moves to the current age (pun intended) where Mr. Wessox (Bill Nighy again- wink wink nudge nudge) leads a group of re-animaters (Yvonne Strahovski).

The special effects were decent. When demons die they burst into flames like flash powder and nothing around them burns, sort of like CG fire. Indeed, the fighting was the best part of the film because when someone had to read a line, the film died. (pun almost intended). The dialog was simply horrible and the cardboard characters had no sense of humor. The slow scenes were tough to sit through, tempting the average person to go to the theater restroom and enter a different cinema.

The kids may like it.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Adams on 28 Nov. 2014
Format: DVD
I cannot believe it’s not butter... I robot, and there in ends the good use of the letter I.

Ignoring the storyline for a moment some fundamental flaws about this film that bugged me were:

1) Demon masks... did they run out of budget and buy a batch off eBay from a Halloween specialist? Really poor quality taking away any intended dark element from the “bad guys”.
2) Frankensteins monster Adam was just too well constructed in human form, call me a purest but he simply doesn’t look like he was made from 8 different corpses! The ideal person to play such a role in my opinion would have been Ron Perlman as his physique is better suited and with some decent make up could have looked put together and monster like, not to mention he would have looked stronger.

The storyline... personally I quite liked the concept of using gargoyles and their transformation was decent but sadly that is where the praise from me ends. It had elements that could have seen a respectable fantasy action film allowing for sequels potentially introducing other mythical creatures, but in my opinion it went to “Buffy” like very quickly with no real tension or sinister atmospheric settings one would expect with Frankenstein.

If you like Buffy and other American programs like Supernatural you might get a kick out of this, but sadly I was hoping for a lot more so it let me down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Edwin Page on 27 Feb. 2015
Format: DVD
What can I say but 'oh dear.' As soon as I saw that it's a Lionsgate production I started to worry, and my concern wasn't misplaced. Many of their films are somehow lacking and don't feel like polished cinematic productions and this is the case with I Frankenstein.

Though there are some good actors present, their acting is wooden and they all sound like people reading from a script. Their performances have a stilted rather than natural feel, which does not help when it comes to the suspension of disbelief. This is probably down to the narrative content, which centres around a lot of quasi-religious rubbish relating to gargoyles and vampire-like demons, something that the actors themselves don't seem to have been able to swallow, thus their mediocre performances.

Like the acting, the effects are average at best and Frankenstein's monster doesn't look monstrous, merely like he's had a run-in with a barbed wire fence. The script and plot are both simple and there is no emotional connection made with 'Adam.'

A thoroughly uninspired film that manages to be even worse than Dracula Untold, which at least looks fantastic.
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