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Victor Frankenstein (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 25 November 2015 (USA)
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Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man - and the legend - we know today.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Igor
... Lorelei
... Rafferty
... Victor Frankenstein
... Barnaby
... Nathaniel / Prometheus
... Baron Bomine
... Inspector Turpin
... Alistair
... Older Nun
Eve Ponsonby ... Orderly
... Surgeon
... Sexy Society Girl
Nicola Sloane ... Housekeeper
... Finnegan
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James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Rated PG-13 for macabre images, violence and a sequence of destruction | See all certifications »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,469,341, 29 November 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,775,076, 18 February 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,140,474, 18 February 2016
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Shawn Levy was originally set to direct but backed out. See more »

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Igor prescribes three ounces of arsenic for Lorelei. The LD50 (lethal dose for 50% of the population is 13 mg.kg, so the amount recommended by Igor would be about 100 times the LD50. See more »

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Igor: You know this story. The crack if lightning. A mad genius. An unholy creation. The world, of course, remembers the monster, not the man. But sometimes, when you look closely, there's more to a tale. Sometimes the monster is the man.
Igor: I've been with the circus for as long as I can remember. Circuses like to think of themselves as families. But, of course, each one has its clown.
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Version of Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) See more »

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Marche Militaire No. 1, Op. 51
Written by Franz Schubert
Arranged by Craig Armstrong
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It's alive?
29 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

The opening shot, blurry, a figure moving in slow motion, brought to my mind a scene in the book of the monster seen going across the snow- covered landscape from a distance, ... but that is about as close to the book as the film gets, which is both good and bad. It's good because it tells an original take on the story, but it's also bad because it tells a mostly satirical story, told from Igor's perspective, largely poking fun at the clichés in the various film versions of Frankenstein, rather than a faithful adaptation of the novel.

James McAvoy hams it up as Victor Frankenstein, with a brilliant intro ("Might I know your name?" Igor asks him, Vic turns to look at Igor, freeze frame, title appears) while the rest of the cast downplays it nicely, Jessica Findlay is quite attractive, even in the unrevealing Victorian-era clothing. The film is sightly more serious than its comedic-looking trailer made it appear. Good sets and costumes, and some quick witted, sharp dialogue, but the story never really comes alive (pun totally intended)

Curiously released at Thanksgiving 2015, it might have fared better than its $600.000 opening if it had been released at Halloween. Considering this was filmed in late 2013, it surely must have been ready for Halloween 2015, or 2014 for that matter.


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