I, Frankenstein – 2 out of 5
I, Frankenstein is one of those films that doesn’t promise a deep story or rich character development. It’s a film based on an obscure comic book and it doesn’t want to try to be anything but that. However, if you were to admit that you had any interest in seeing the film to someone who actually purchased an American Film Institute book because they think it makes them look worldly when it comes to film or someone who won’t stop telling you that they are writing the screenplay that Hollywood is too scared to make, they suddenly lord over you like you’re some peon with bad taste. I’m not saying that this happened to me but it totally did. Was I annoyed that I was suddenly called a moron because I dared to say, “Sure, I’ll see it,” when my movie discussion group brought up this film to ridicule its existence without seeing it? Sure but, at the end of the day, I actually gave the film a shot before I declared it a mediocre film. That’s more than I can say about the members in the group who, to my recollection, have never once said they enjoyed a film.
|"I'm sorry, what? I wasn't listening."|
|"Gaw, gross! I got demon particles in my mouth!"|
|I like the monster's style. The hoodie with that long black coat. It's a good look for|
a man who is basically a reanimated corpse.
|The Superman Punch that's the envy of the entire UFC.|
|Hmm, the gargoyle queen doesn't look that bad.|
|Gee-owd damn...that's her natural appearance?|
|I feel bad for Jai Courtney and how much he looks like Sam|
|Taken out of context, it looks like the gargoyle is spearing him with his fiery boner.|
|When the science stuff is clear, you know it's extra|
|"Don't look at me! My nipples were sown on, too."|
For the most part, the actors involve all are doing their jobs fairly decently. Sure, a lot of them are laying on the ham and cheese pretty thick and there is a fair amount of scenery being pulled from their teeth when the credits start rolling but none of them were particularly hard to deal with. In fact, I have to say that I really enjoyed Aaron Eckhart in the role of Adam. Granted, he’s an actor that I just enjoy in general but, guy-liner and all, I thought he was pretty cool as this newly imagined reanimated monster.
|"The guy-liner was tattooed on..."|
|The makeup that wasn't good enough for LOTR.|
|The Wishmaster 5 audition line.|
|"Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk I'm a woman's man..."|
|It's easy to hate on I, Frankenstein but, let's face it, we all want to have a cool scene|
play out like this behind us as we walk away in slo-mo.