200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.
200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind. less
“I, Frankenstein is an unoriginal and dull fantasy adventure which does not offer any thrills. We, avoid.”
Yet another comic book adaptation, which technically is adapted from a graphic novel but has all the blueprints of the 'Underworld' franchise embedded into it rather than anything resembling Mary Shelly's horror masterpiece. The supposedly (not so) abdominal creation of Victor Frankenstein, a reanimated corpse who goes by the moniker of Adam (Aaron Eckhart), is hunted over the ages by Gargoyles and Demons for the secret to his immortality and invulnerability. However during modern ages, the Demons led by Naberius (Bill Nighy) have found a way to create their own army of the undead, but only need Victor Frankenstien's scientific journal for the final piece of the puzzle, which happens to be in the possession of Adam. Much fighting, double crosses, flashbacks and soul searching ensues in this tepid and bland concoction of many a movie gone by.
Much like Adam the movie has not a original organ in its body, nearly everything about it can be referenced to another celluloid experience. The sets are drab at best, the action sequences rehashed, the lines of dialogue tired and acting perfunctory. While the story does hold some promise initially, it too quickly degenerates into a series of mindless plot contrivances to find a way to the end credits. Even the usually reliable Bill Nighy seems on call to merely collect a paycheck.
The proceedings are far too gloomy and with not a moment of brevity in sight, watching the razzle-dazzle can get tedious pretty quickly. I mean this kind of stuff got outdated nearly a decade ago and to still churn out such silly yarns is a simply an insult to filmmaking. The 3D is another aspect that should keep you away from the film. While usually a deterrent anyway, the makers have found a new way to make things even more appalling this time around.
'I, Frankenstein' holds little or no enjoyment and only those who might, just might, enjoy this sort of stuff are the ones who can't get enough of the Underworld series or that god-awful Hugh Jackman train wreck, 'Van Helsing'.