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By Jess Fenton
16th March 2014

Picking up right where Mary Shelley left off, ‘I, Frankenstein' finds an angry Frankenstein’s monster (Aaron Eckhart) hell-bent on revenge. But when demons come after him, he is saved by the order of the Gargoyle, placing him right in the middle of a war fought since the being of time between above and below. Hunted by the demons yet protected by heavenly creatures, including the princess Leonore (Miranda Otto) who names him Adam, he’s now stuck between two worlds, never belonging to either, yet both want him for their own purposes. When an ungodly plan from the hands of the demon prince Naberius (Bill Nighy) is unearthed, Adam and the Gargoyles must fight to stop him with the help of unsuspecting scientist Terra (Yvonne Strahovski).


Based on the graphic novel of the same name, this generic adaptation simply takes the page to the screen without breathing any real life into the frames - It’s clichéd and blotchy, simply biding time between fight sequences. This CGI-reliant fantasy does boast seamless and impressive visual effects, but that’s about as far as the positives go. The performances are monotonous and uninspired by an otherwise talented cast and the story is less than original and weak, with Adam appearing like an incidental character.

While it has good pace at a tight 92 minutes, this is by no means an offensive waste of time to its viewers - there’s just nothing special about ‘I, Frankenstein’ at all.

RELEASE DATE: 20/03/2014
RUN TIME: 1h 32m
CAST: Aaron Eckhart
Bill Nighty
Miranda Otto
Aden Young
Yvonne Strahovski
Jai Courtney
DIRECTOR: Peter Beattie
WRITERS: Peter Beattie
Kevin Grevioux
PRODUCERS: Gary Lucchesi
Andrew Mason
Tom Rosenberg
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