Decades after his creation, Frankenstein returns to society only to find himself in the middle of a war between demons and gargoyles. As the demons work to achieve their ultimate goal of bringing souls from hell to earth, they realize the key may be Frankenstein’s longevity.
Aaron Eckhart (Adam), Yvonne Strahovski (Terra), Miranda Otto (Leonore), Bill Nighy (Naberius), Jai Courtney (Gideon), Socratis Otto (Zuriel), Mahesh Jadu (Ophir), Caitlin Stasey (Keziah), Aden Young (Victor Frankenstein).
I, Frankenstein begins by refreshing our memory with the key points of the Frankenstein legend and continuing the story beyond. From there the main plot takes over and the film gets rolling. Surprisingly Frankenstein feels like less of a focus as the film progresses, with the war between demons and gargoyles taking center stage despite Frankenstein being key to the whole mess. He makes a bit of a comeback at the end which neatly ties up the loose ends.
Acting was pretty good with Eckhart and his somewhat stoic delivery working well in the role. Strahovski was enjoyable but felt underused. Nighy fit his role very well and presented nicely as always. Otto, Courtney, Jadu and the remainder of the supporting cast were enjoyable.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were good however it was obvious that CGI was very heavily used in this one. Demon and gargoyle scenes were good but there were several points where CGI used for backgrounds or sets was quite obvious. Action scenes were still enjoyable and nicely done. Dialogue was solid though it was obvious this one was aimed at teens. Sound and soundtrack were both good.
I, Frankenstein is a decent mix of supernatural and action adventure that interestingly enough seems to focus more on the demon vs. gargoyle war than it does on Frankenstein. Made for younger audiences, this is a pretty good choice for family movie night and fans of gargoyles, demons, or the Frankenstein myth.
With plenty of violence and fantasy action this should actually be fine for teens and above.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Horror, Frankenstein, Supernatural Thrillers, Action Adventure
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