Monday, January 27, 2014




The movie “I, FRANKENSTEIN” flips us swiftly through loads of fiery and flighty action.

And intense fantasy violence too.

All these, in order to appease bloodthirsty viewers who relish on non-stop battle cries and the gore.

Explosive action, to keep you cringing on edge.


The setting is in a gloomy dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage a battle for ultimate power.

Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.

 This supernatural saga is written for the screen and aptly directed by Stuart Beattie based on the graphic novel “I, Frankenstein” by Kevin Grevioux.

The ensemble cast includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.

Stupendous CGI effects for those who believe and it’s reel shame for those who don’t appreciate.

The audience is spoiled for choice these days, so be prepared to face an armload of merciless onslaught on differing opinions.

The film begins with a summary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” by the Creature (Aaron Eckhart), from his origins, his eventual murder of Victor Frankenstein’s beloved, Victor’s pursuit of the Creature and the former’s tragic death.

As the Creature buries his maker, a group of demons decided to kidnap him, which plunges the Creature, who is later named Adam Frankenstein, into a century long war between a clan of gargoyles and a clan of demons.

This fantasy actioner is set in a dystopian world and stars Aaron Eckhart in a ferocious battle between gargoyles and demons and is directed by Stuart Beattie from his own script.

It is based on a graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux.

Lakeshore financed the USD 65 million project with a huge bulk going for the CGI post production.

For all it is worth, the action is lavish, and that’s really the selling point of I, Frankenstein.

Beattie’s direction is high-octane and suitably Gothic, and we are treated to painstaking set pieces and visually stunning choreography.

Above all, this film is an action-thriller and it’s focused on fight all the way.

It is not a drama or a nail-biting horror flick, and it should be viewed that way.

And as long as you are going to watch Aaron Eckhart beat the living daylight out of some demons and gargoyles, then there will be enough to keep you happy.

Here’s popcorn fare, sweet and simple.

In the face of so many armchair critics, it’s best you exercise your own fair judgement, after viewing the movie trailer. 

As for me, in term of entertainment value, I am all out for it!

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