Director: Stuart Beattie
Writers: Stuart Beattie, Kevin Grevioux
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Mirando Otto, Yvonne Strahovski
From the same team that brought us the Underworld movie comes a reboot of the Frankenstein lore. I can not tell you how many times the monster, Frankenstein has been changed, adapted, modified, re visioned, to hopefully keep the story new and fresh. Not all are perfect.
This time around Aaron Eckhart plays Victor Frankenstein misunderstood son. Hell in this one daddy is not happy with his creation and tries to kill the monster only to fail and have it return to kill the Doctors wife. Victor in return vows to find his Frankenstein monster and kill it. Only to die in the attempt.
Frankenstein takes his creator to the family burial plot and this is when the real story starts and we find that Frankenstein is wanted by a group of demons. During the battle Frankenstein is recused by gargoyles. Frankenstein has found himself caught up in a war between the demons, lead by demon-prince Naberiou (Bill Nighy) and the gargoyles.
Naberiou wants to capture Frankenstein to find out the secrets that created him and so that Naberiou can created his own soulless creatures so that dead demons can inhabit those bodies and destroy the gargoyles and mankind. Naberiou has employed the help of the sexy Terra Wade (Yvonne Strahovski) to help him created his army of demons. Got to get a babe in the movie somehow.
If you are looking for a great flick then you may want to pass on this movie. If you just want watch a popcorn movie then I think this is one. If you can find it one a cheap night then I would do that. Me, I was willing to spend a few extra coins to see it. Oh if you can find it without seeing it in 3D then I do that. The 3D effects were hardly noticeable and not worth the extra 3 bucks. The acting by all the leads were favorable, but not superb. Aaron Eckhart is a good action hero and the fight sequences are good. If you wonder about the special effects just go back and watch the Underworld movies and you will see what you will be getting.
Frankenstein is suppose to be a soulless creature but is it not the soul help us hate, love, cry, fear? Frankenstein says that he hated his creator. Later on in the movie it seems take the monster has developed feelings for Terra Wade. If these little facts are something that may cause you to say WTF then again do not bother to watch this movie. If you remember Frankenstein is not a real thing to begin with you may enjoy this film.
John G M Burke