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This week sees the UK release of I, Frankenstein, a new take on Mary Shelley’s classic creation based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. Taking place largely after the events of Shelley’s novel, it entails the monster Adam (Aaron Eckhart) being recruited by the queen of the gargoyles (Miranda Otto) to fight off ancient demons let by Naberius (Bill Nighy). Throw in a bunch of stuff about fallen angels and an evil plan involving zombies, and you have either a camp classic in the making or another Van Helsing.

In truth, it’s rather fitting that Eckhart should be playing the Monster in this film. His career up to this point has somewhat resembled Shelley’s Monster, being cobbled together from lots of different, often misshaped bits that can fascinate and repel in equal measure. Like many of the actors we’ve covered in these articles, »

- Daniel Mumby

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