Friday, January 24, 2014
Movie review: I, Frankenstein is a cheap knock-off of Underworld
Don't waste your time.
For centuries, a war raged between the immortal Demons and the Gargoyles. The Demons feel they have the upper hand due to the fact they can enter bodies that have no soul, so when they discover a scientist by the name of Victor Frankenstein who created a monster so strong and indestructible, they wanted the power for their own to build an army. Their only problem lies with the fact that the much stronger Gargoyles are in position of, not only Victor Frankenstein’s journal, but his monster as well… and his monster sure doesn’t want to go down with out a fight of his own.
(Obviously) created by the same people who made Underworld, I, Frankenstein is basically a cheap knock-off of everything Underworld is. The feud between two immortal icons, the sleek dark setting and overtones, and the fact that Bill Nighy is cast are all things that just scream it’s the same movie. In fact, I thought for a second this was going to be a crossover movie and that Nighy might actually be Viktor, but alas, he wasn’t.
5/10 stars – This is a huge insult to the whole idea that was Underworld. Go see that, not this!
If you take out everything that was great about Underworld (Selene, corruption, conspiracy, Lucian, vampires, werewolves) you would be left with this crap. The Gargoyles might have been the coolest thing about this movie. They are constructed well and look pretty badass. I really can’t say the same for the Demons. In fact, they looked really bad. I mean it’s 2014 and the make-up/special effects; people couldn’t do a better job than making them look like the green goblin? They look like they are wearing Halloween masks! They aren’t scary or fearsome.
Also, who thought Aaron Eckhart was a good choice to play Frankenstein? In fact, who thought it was a good idea to make this story? What did Frankenstein’s monster (Adam) have anything to do with a war between Demons and Gargoyles 200 year after he was created? It just doesn’t make sense and this movie was an insult to the whole idea that was Underworld. Underworld is on my personal Top 100 list and it is a really fun action film. This was just made to get teens to pay money to see garbage.
Don’t waste your time or money.
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