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Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

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Dr Victor Frankenstein dies frozen to death and the creature buries him at the cemetery of his family. However he is attacked by demons but he kills one of them and Gargoyles save him and take him to a Cathedral where the Gargoyles Order gathers. The Queen of the Gargoyles Leonore keeps Dr. Frankenstein's journal together with the treasures of the Order and gives the name of Adam to the creature. Then she explains to Adam that there is an ancient war between the Gargoyles that are angels and demons under the command of the Prince Naberius. She also invites Adam to join the Gargoyles in the war against demons, but Adam prefers to isolate in a remote place. Two hundred years later, Adam returns and finds a modern society. Soon he learns that Naberius has the intention of creating an army of soulless corpses to be possessed by demons. The scientist Terra is researching a process to create life and Naberius is seeking Dr Frankenstein's journal to help Terra and raise his army. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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200 years later, he's still alive. See more »

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Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense fantasy action and violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yo, Frankenstein  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,610,441 (USA) (24 January 2014)

Gross:

$19,059,018 (USA) (14 March 2014)
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Trivia

This film acknowledges Frankenstein's Monster as "Adam" making it one of the very few screen adaptations to call him this name. See more »

Goofs

After Adam wipes off the blood from his forehead that Naberius put there, it comes back, and then changes position after another cut away. See more »

Quotes

Adam: I am like no other.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.60 (2014) See more »

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Possessions Mine
Written and Performed by Geno Lenardo & Daniel Davies (as By Maker)
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Not I, Frankenstein
25 January 2014 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I, Frankenstein (2014) is a sad excuse for a Frankenstein film, and this genre, the Frankenstein films, have seen more than their fair share of bad films. The James Whale 1931 and 1935 versions remain the best, with a nod to the comedic versions (Young Frankenstein, and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein) and perhaps the 1942 "Son of" which had a great performance by Lionel Atwill as the Inspector with the wooden arm.

This latest travesty has almost nothing to do with Frankenstein per se. Aaron Eckhart is hardly the hulking figure, and we are missing the joys of an Igor or a Baron. Instead, this one is more like "Frankenstein vs the Creature from Blood Cove" (2005) or "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster" (1965). The creature, in a very modified manner (smaller, talking, with existential questions no less) is the lynch pin in a war between demons and angels. There are some nice special effects along the way, especially with the gargoyles, which is what earns this film a 3 instead of a 2 or less. It's always good to see Bill Nighy (best known as Viktor in the "Underworld" series, but also for "The Constant Gardener" and "Love Actually" among others) and nice to see Yvonne Strahovski making the transition from her TV series ("Chuck" and "Dexter").

But Frankenstein fans beware. This one will disappoint.


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