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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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24 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Yo, Frankenstein  »

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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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Aaron Eckhart stated in an interview that during filming of one of the Kali stick fight scenes, Eckhart thought he broke his neck when he was hit with a powerful blow on the back of his neck during shooting. "I went down to the ground like a sack of potatoes." See more »

Goofs

The order of the Gargoyles doesn't have Gargoyles amid its ranks. A Gargoyle is a decorative ornament used to spout water during downfall. A similar decorative ornament lacking this function is called a grotesque. See more »

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Adam: I am like no other.
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Forgettable
24 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

I, Frankenstein is a January monster movie starring Aaron Eckhart in the classic role of Frankenstein's monster. Did you really expect a masterpiece?

I, Frankenstein is not a total mess. The film does contain some impressive special effects, as well as cast of reasonably well-known actors that help the audience to trudge through the incredibly predictable and uninteresting story. The events of the classic Frankenstein novel are hashed out in less than a minute, as Frankenstein's monster encounters a group of demons, followed by a group of gargoyles, neither of which seem to have any motivation for what they're doing. He's given the name, "Adam", wanders the world for 200 years (which passes in 2 minutes of movie time) and finds himself in the middle of the gargoyle-demon war in modern times.

The story that follows is one fueled by terrible pacing, unclear character motivations, and dry dialogue. The fast paced introduction to the film leaves little time to invest in any of the characters, and even Adam's motivation throughout the film is incredibly unclear. It is difficult to invest in a character who doesn't have a soul.

If you're a fan of the Underworld series, and can appreciate good special effects, you may find some enjoyment with this one. Otherwise, I would pass.


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