Director Stuart Beattie (Tomorrow, When the War Began) is known as a writer and he did an okay job with I, Frankenstein considering it is his second movie to direct. The movie is based on graphic novel - I, Frankenstein by author Kevin Grevioux.
Frankenstein’s monster (Aaron Eckhart - Incarnate, Olympus Has Fallen, Erased) is a superhuman that is created by Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Aden Young - Final Recipe, Killer Elite, Beneath Hill 60) using parts from the dead and lots of electricity. He is involved in a war between two clans, the gargoyles clan and the demons clan in an ancient city. The Gargoyles are led by Queen Lenore (Miranda Otto - The Homesman, The Turning, Reaching for the Moon) and the Demons are led by Naberius (Bill Nighy - Pride, The World’s End, The Hungry Corpse) have been fighting a long aged battle with each other. The Demons want the Adam Frankenstein monster so that they can get a blueprint of him so that they can create an army of reanimated corpses. A way for demon hordes to walk the earth with long lifespans.
The story then fast forwards to two centuries later where Adam returns to the unnamed city where the Gargoyles and Demons remained. The Gargoyles still linger unseen on the rooftops while the humans go about their human everyday activities. Naberius disguise himself as a businessman while he quietly is still trying to figure out regeneration/reanimation. The story then leads to several choppy battles that was insightly badly edited. One of the things you might get tired of seeing is the demon death scenes where they turn into a geyser of spinning fireballs when they die. The Gargoyles on the other hand is seen as a beam of blue light going upwards toward heaven when they die.
There was way too much talking in this movie. I like I, Frankenstein a little. I would recommend it to viewers who like a sci-fi horror movie with fantasy action and do not mind the gargoyles useless talking. The creatures were fantastic and the detail work were just awesome. I must admit I was a bit scared of the creatures. I like some of the action scenes. The plot of the story does not flow well, there is a lot of loose ends. I saw it from the trailer and knew what to expect. The trailer left me thinking, what, what just happened, huh? I had so many mixed feelings when I saw the scary movie trailer, the first trailer. If your into a story flowing well and being on point with its story and characters then this definitely is not the movie for you.
It was seen from the very beginning that this movie had some issues. The release date and format for the movie changed a few times. It was first to be released on February 22, 2013, then September 17, 2013 and to the third and final date which it did release on was January 24, 2014. I Frankenstein was supposed to be in 3D in February but then the powers that be changed their minds and was digitally redone into an IMAX film.
About I, Frankenstein 2014
Starring: Bill Nighy, Kevin Grevioux, Bruce Spence, Daniel Westwood, Miranda Otto, Chris Anderson, Amanda Dyar, Jai Courtney, Goran D. Kleut, Nicholas Bell, Michael M. Foster, Aaron Eckhart, Socratis Otto, Marky Lee Campbell, Caitlin Stasey, Steve Mouzakis, Sherrydayne Taela, Chris Pang, Virginie Le Brun, Penny Higgs, Jim Petropoulos, Paul Allica, Yasca Sinigaglia, Nicole Downs, Angela Kennedy, Yvonne Strahovski, John Reynolds, Minel Louis, Rick Tonna, Samantha Reed
Director: Stuart Beattie
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