I’ve been covering this film from the moment the news broke from the Universal camp, then I watched the trailer.
I’m all for expanding on classic legendary monsters such as Dracula, The Wolfman, Frankenstein, and even the Mummy. However, if you’re going to build a film off of an insanely stable foundation, you can at least do it the justice it deserves. I’m not sure if this “I, Frankenstein” is meant to be taken seriously or if it’s some kind of inside joke, but I didn’t care for what they presented to us in the trailer.
For starters, it seems to have more CGI than actual set or live action. I’m not a big fan of the recent CGI takeover that seems to have crippled most of the mainstream horror productions. As a fan of horror classics, past and present, I prefer a good physical prop over a computer generated cartoon demon any day.
Then we have to offered storyline, Frankenstein’s monster is going to come back after 200 years and fight the mounting evil forces on earth? Seriously? We’ve already had Lincoln gaining incredible abilities and fighting vampires, now the monster is going to strap on some Bruce Lee boots and destroy whatever evil he encounters? I don’t know about this storyline, it just doesn’t seem like something the monster would do. If your experience with humans was similar to that of Frankenstein’s Monster, would you really just at the chance to save them from something else they want to kill?
Nevertheless, everyone has their own delicate tastes, and while this makes me vomit in my mouth a little, some of you might be chomping at the bit to see this film. If you’re all about action and care not for a decent storyline, this is the film for you. I, however, will be passing on this one.
In theaters January 24, 2014, “200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein’s creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.”
And the Monster’s name is Adam? Yeah, I’m out on this one.