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I, Frankenstein (2014)

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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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Stuart Beattie

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Stuart Beattie (screenplay), Kevin Grevioux (screen story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Adam
Yvonne Strahovski ... Terra
Miranda Otto ... Leonore
Bill Nighy ... Naberius
Jai Courtney ... Gideon
Socratis Otto Socratis Otto ... Zuriel
Aden Young ... Victor Frankenstein
Caitlin Stasey ... Keziah
Mahesh Jadu ... Ophir
Steve Mouzakis ... Helek
Nicholas Bell ... Carl Avery
Deniz Akdeniz ... Barachel
Chris Pang ... Levi (as Christopher Pang)
Kevin Grevioux ... Dekar
Bruce Spence ... Molokai
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Storyline

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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In the battle between good and evil, an immortal holds the key. 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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In the original screenplay, "I, Frankenstein" and its hypothetical sequels were to take place in the same universe as the "Underworld" series which is from the same producers and shares actors Bill Nighy and Kevin Grevioux. Kate Beckinsale was rumored to be making a cameo as Selene. Ultimately none of these ideas were used. Since the movie was poorly received, it is unlikely that any sequels will be made, making the matter moot. See more »

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Frankenstein's notebook is written in English; as of 1790, English had not been established as the international scientific language yet, and thus it should have been written in German. The first page should also read ''Ingolstadt Universität'' instead of ''University'' See more »

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[first lines]
Adam: I was cast into being in winter of 1795, a living corpse without a soul, stitched, jolted, bludgeoned back to life by a madman. Horrified by his creation, he tried to destroy me, but I survived.
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Version of Matinee Theatre: Frankenstein (1957) See more »

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Written and Performed by Geno Lenardo & Daniel A. Davies (as Daniel Davies)
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The filmic child of a thousand monster movies
1 June 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

It was fair to say that 'I Frankenstein' took more than its fair share of criticism when it first hit the big screen (or should I say when it was FINALLY release, as it was pushed back a couple of times prior to release). It could be considered a 'sequel' the classic Mary Shelley tale of a monster, created by science, who can't find his place in the human world. We're told (right at the beginning) through a particularly succinct voice-over, that Frankenstein's monster, here played by Aaron Eckhart, found his place in society by helping a secret order of Gargoyles to fight demons (please don't laugh). So, he spends a couple of hundred years whacking Satan's minions, which brings us right up to the present day.

So the bulk of the story takes place in an unknown modern-day city – once which doesn't appear to be occupied by more than a handful of humans. Or at least I assume that's the case, seeing as no one ever notices flocks of giant, stone gargoyles soaring through the sky, chasing down and murdering hordes of demons in blazing fire trails.

And that's about the size of it. Having watching the film (1 hour and 18 minutes worth – felt more like 1 hour and 40 minutes), I can only really see one major drawback – the dialogue. It's pretty awful. The film is dark and sombre and therefore requires some heavy dialogue to match. However, the writer just didn't seem to be able to make it sound anything other than totally forced and cheesy.

And that's about its only real flaw. I'm guessing that the main reason it bombed at the Box Office is because it's absolutely nothing that we haven't seen before. If you've watched some or all of the following: Blade, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Underworld, Van Helsing, Ghost Rider, or Soloman Kane then you've basically seen I Frankenstein. It offers nothing that you haven't already seen before. The Matrix was released over fifteen years ago. It contained 'slow-motion' fight scenes and everyone was in awe of them. Now, we know what it looks like when our hero pivots through the air, slaughtering baddies mid-flight. It's not as amazing as it was. I Frankenstein contains many moments like this – ones that, once upon a time, would have seemed amazing. Yet, it's all been done before (and with better dialogue).

Bill Nighy plays the baddie, but he's basically playing the same character he does in all his films (in fact... he could almost be 'Viktor' from the Underworld franchise).

Ultimately, I Frankenstein isn't terrible, it just isn't anything that you'll actually be bothered about seeing again, nor is it anything you'll probably remember by this time next week.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,610,441, 26 January 2014

Gross USA:

$19,075,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,801,179
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2.35 : 1
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