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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.

Director:

Stuart Beattie

Writers:

Stuart Beattie (screenplay), Kevin Grevioux (screen story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Adam
Yvonne Strahovski ... Terra
Miranda Otto ... Leonore
Bill Nighy ... Naberius
Jai Courtney ... Gideon
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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yo, Frankenstein See more »

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,075,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,575,290
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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

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 »

Quotes

Adam: I'm a dozen different parts of eight different corpses. I'm a monster.
Terra: You're only a monster if you behave like one.
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Version of Frankenstein (1984) See more »

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Possessions Mine
Written and Performed by Geno Lenardo & Daniel A. Davies (as Daniel Davies)
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Forgettable
24 January 2014 | by mwltrz-743-56021See 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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