Director: Stuart Beattie
Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Miranda Otto
I, Frankenstein is an Australian/American co-production filmed in Victoria, Australia. This gothic action-thriller continues from where Mary Shelley's story ended, showcasing how Frankenstein's monster (renamed Adam) begins to earn his humanity. He's involved in the ongoing wars between the gargoyles and the demons which are trying to capture the souls of all mankind.
It was quite obvious early on that this was NOT going to be a great movie. The script was silly, laughable at times where Frankenstein's monster (Aaron Eckhart) gets in touch with his 'human side' and is actually attracted to members of the opposite sex! - The cast proved professional, refraining from laughing through the silliest of moments. Miranda Otto was wasted as a 'Queen of sorts' and her participation highlights that her career is on a downhill slide after the Lord of The Rings trilogy.
The acting was forced and most of the entertainment came from 'spotting the Aussie actor' in the smaller roles. Cheesy and uninteresting the tedium mounted as hundreds of demons exploded, a tact used to showcase the 3D and visual effects which were admittedly effective. Authoress Mary Shelley would turn in her grave if she witnessed how modern times had transformed her chilling monster which many moons ago had theatre crowds screaming in horror.
Perhaps if Abraham Lincoln the Vampire Hunter had been invited alongside Adam (the monster), this may not have been so dreary and yawn-worthy. The iconic monster from the dungeons of horror literature has been misconstrued in this continuation, and it would have been best to let it (him) rest in peace. JAKE