Andrew Weiner directed The Frankenstein Theory and also three episodes (Up to Here, The Audition, Confession) of TV series BlackBoxTV. The Frankenstein Theory is a found footage movie which means it is comprised of pieces from a film crew’s footage. The best thing I love about this movie was the scenery, locations/sets.
The Frankenstein Theory is about a film crew that follows Professor Jonathan Venkenhein (Kris Lemche - Alter Egos, Green Guys, In Time) who goes to the Arctic Circle to prove that the Frankenstein novel written by Mary Shelley is based on facts. Jonathan recruits a young film crew after he got fired to follow him around the Arctic Circle while they look for Frankenstein. Jonathan’s film crew thinks Jonathan is crazy for going on the expedition but they go anyway because Jonathan is paying for it. It was amusing that Jonathan thought that one of his great grandfathers, maybe 4x - 5x down the line is Frankenstein and that it cannot be proven because the evidence and paperwork was destroyed. This is why he needs to find Frankenstein alive so he can have evidence.
There is a lot of swearing throughout the whole movie. You might see the monster that is not scary at all for a few seconds but if you blink, you might miss it but you will not regret it. The cover of this movie made me really think that I was in for a treat and yes, I was wrong. I did not see the trailer of this movie so I was not sure of what to expect and I must say the movie is not what I thought it would be.
The movie is 87 minutes long and it was not worth wasting 87 minutes of my life. The acting was terrible and I felt the crying, screaming and all the unruly noises just gave me a headache. I should of known this movie was terrible and a cliche since it has the same makers as The Last Exorcism. This movie strays away from the book and makes the book look like a big joke. I feel awful for fans of the book as the movie does not have much to do with the novel at all.
Starring: Kris Lemche, Roger W. Morrissey, Heather Stephens, Joe Egender, Eric Zuckerman, Leland White, Brian Henderson, Christine Lakin, Timothy V. Murphy
Director: Andrew Weiner
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