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I, Frankenstein bears more than a little obvious resemblance to the Underworld series, including at least two actors returning from that series to play very similar characters. Although Aaron Eckhart isn't as adorable in tight leather as Kate Beckinsale, in my humble opinion.
But all fans of the Underworld films, or at least fans of the first movie in the series, should definitely enjoy this. I, Frankenstein takes the premise of the Mary Shelley book then wildly develops into its own mythos to include Frankenstein's monster helping warriors from heaven (in the form of gargoyles) hunting down demons. It sounds strange at first, and admittedly doesn't get less strange when it's revealed what in the world Frankenstein's monster has to do with any of this, but it's at least buyable for what this movie is trying to accomplish.
Also like Underworld, the movie features tons of great action scenes and takes itself way too seriously for the type of film it is, but I think I prefer it that way compared to something like Van Helsing, where there were far too many cheesy one-liners for its own good. Moreover, Bill Nighy plays the villain in this, and he's gloriously over the top in his wickedness, and it's awesome.
The look of I, Frankenstein is the best part of the movie. The settings are very gothic and give off a great atmosphere. The CGI looks cartoony in spots, but mostly looks great. The gargoyles look amazing, but the demons...are a little goofy. At least two of the female actresses are easy on the eyes in this movie and Aaron Eckhart and Jai Courtney will give the ladies something to gawk at too. So on that note, I, Frankenstein is a good...date movie?
Well, the movie's certainly not for everyone and I definitely wouldn't recommend it to anyone looking for high class or a faithful version of the classic novel, but for check-your-brain-at-the-door action-horror, there's far worse out there.
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Initial post: Apr 6, 2014 11:58:40 AM PDT
It sounds like, after reading your short review, that you should have given the movie 4 stars!
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2014 2:29:35 PM PDT
J. Shinn says:
I thought that too, but I am thinking Twisted Slasher's review leans more to a 3.5, and since Amazon is VERY limited in their review process it is what it is. Certainly a very valuable review nonetheless.
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