Sunday, January 26, 2014

I, Frankenstein

In Writer/Director Stuart Beattie’s I, Frankenstein, Dr. Frankenstein dies in his attempt to track down his monstrous creation (Aaron Eckhart), who escaped after killing the Doctor's wife.

However, the monster is found by members of the Gargoyle race, who have been charged by Archangel Michael with protecting humanity from Demons, who wish to take over the Earth. 
Frankenstein’s creation turns them down and goes off to live alone for a few hundred years until the present day, when the Demon Lord (Bill Nighy) is having a doctor (Yvonne Strahovski) attempt to recreate Dr. Frankenstein’s feat so he can bring to life his collection of soulless bodies and have them possessed by fallen Demons from Hell.
Sounds interesting.  Right?  Well, the story is until it goes awry in the final scenes, when we are not quite clear as to whether it’s all been a setup for a sequel or just fell apart.

The film does have some exceptional effects of Gargoyles and Demons, as well as some great battles.  However, I question whether it will be popular enough to earn a sequel.  

So, I guess we’ll never know how the monster earned his soul, whether the Demon’s minion escaped with the plans for reanimating the bodies the Demon Lord has hidden around the world and whether a partner will be created for the monster or he'll end up with the hot doctor.

Still, it was a good attempt and I give I, Frankenstein a 3 out of 5.

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