I, Frankenstein 3D

I, Frankenstein 3D

I, Frankenstein 3D

Aaron Eckhart plays Frankenstein's monster, drawn into a conflict between heaven and hell when demonic forces seek his immortality. Based on the Darkstorm graphic novel depicting what happened after the events of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel. From the director of Tomorrow, When the War Began.

As if Frankenstein's monster didn't have it tough enough, moments after burying his creator in the early 18th century he is attacked by demons and only saved by the intervention of winged rescuers. What he then discovers is a war that has been raging for millenia between demons and the transforming gargoyles of heaven, the latter not only proving to be his saviour but giving him his freedom and a name - Adam.

In the present day, Adam pursues the demons he knows are seeking him and his immortality, but gets caught between the two spiritual forces once more when the demons intensify their efforts to find him. Led by Prince Naberius (Bill Nighy) the forces of darkness have almost discovered the key to reanimating the dead and Frankenstein's creation may provide the missing piece to a puzzle that will result in mankind's damnation.

2014Rating: M, Fantasy violence92 minsUSA, Australia
ActionFantasyScience FictionThriller3D
85%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Utterly witless, listless, sparkless and senseless.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

He's alive! But you might wish he wasn't after seeing this knuckle-headed fantasy.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The blinkered screenplay and indifferent performances fail to lift the eschatology and self-searching off the page.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

One more run around that boringly realised, CGI-reliant, blue-grey netherverse that takes enduring fantasy creations as the basis for barely functioning multiplex-filler.

2.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

While it’s nothing new and lacks individualistic touches, it’s still solid trashy fun as an overwrought superhero origin story.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Employs a strictly humorless, gothic approach to the material that makes one long for the satirical touches of James Whale, let alone Mel Brooks.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Back to the drawing board for the mad scientists who cobbled this together. Five parts bad to one part camp nonsense.

1.0
0

Just plain bad.

1.0
0

I Frankenstein promised a lot with its trailer, it delivered on the action, the fight scenes were rather good and rivalry developed between Eckhart's character and that of the head demonic minion and gargoyle order. But other than that the storyline never really came to an end. Characters were poorly developed. The story itself had hope but it did not...

2.0
0

The trailer forgot to include the horrible scriptwriting. I was so disappointed in this film, there was barely any character development for the Frankenstein monster. The monster had modern grammar, which was far too 'modern' for how we usually interpret Frankenstein to speak. The 'love interest' was amateur and unnecessary, and spoiler: the arch enemies...

1.0
0

I watched it because it stars Aaron Eckhart and his movies are normally quite good and more than just watchable. But this must be one of his weakest characters - somehow the story of Frankenstein functioning in the modern day with the guardian gargoyles just didn't get developed enough, and it is a pity as the idea of guardian gargoyles is quite...

2.0
0

It was totally different to what I was expecting! what I actually loved the most was the consistent action it kept me tuned the whole entire film. This film had a lot of potential, I don't think they pulled everything out of the Frankenstein story as they could in the way they went with it. However what they did do with the guardian gargoyles was amazing! I...

0

Straight up the film was ok for a distraction for an hour and a half. I wanted it to be good, but it just didn't quite make it sorry. The story was a little reconstructed and the editing seemed like it had been put together by Frankenstein himself. The make up also lacked in places, but hey if you don't go with high expectations you will come away at least...

2.0
0

I like the story, the good vs. evil thing. Its so universal that I still fall for it. Its the twists and turns that make the movie a good or bad one. And this is quite bad because a number of scenes make you say "what were they thinking?" Oh well, I like the action, the effects, Aaron Eckhart and the gargoyles. Its too obvious that there will be part 2...

3.0
0

The film had a very simple plot that lead to very little character development but allot of action. IF you're looking for a mindless action film that is sure to please.

2.0
0

Thanks for the free tickets, Flicks, but this film is terrible. The script is one of the worst I've ever seen (heard?), and the story is nonsensical at best. Think Underworld, but somehow even worse. Avoid.

1.0
0

A bit like Frankenstein's monster this film feels like it's been stitched together from a few different 'dead' bodies. Aaron Eckhart looks like he has woken up on the wrong film set and the rest of the cast fails to create any emotional attachment. Bill Nighy is the only one that looks like he is enjoying himself in a somewhat dull script fueled by...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Utterly witless, listless, sparkless and senseless.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

He's alive! But you might wish he wasn't after seeing this knuckle-headed fantasy.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The blinkered screenplay and indifferent performances fail to lift the eschatology and self-searching off the page.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

One more run around that boringly realised, CGI-reliant, blue-grey netherverse that takes enduring fantasy creations as the basis for barely functioning multiplex-filler.

2.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

While it’s nothing new and lacks individualistic touches, it’s still solid trashy fun as an overwrought superhero origin story.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Employs a strictly humorless, gothic approach to the material that makes one long for the satirical touches of James Whale, let alone Mel Brooks.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Back to the drawing board for the mad scientists who cobbled this together. Five parts bad to one part camp nonsense.

1.0
0

Just plain bad.

1.0
0

I Frankenstein promised a lot with its trailer, it delivered on the action, the fight scenes were rather good and rivalry developed between Eckhart's character and that of the head demonic minion and gargoyle order. But other than that the storyline never really came to an end. Characters were poorly developed. The story itself had hope but it did not...

2.0
0

The trailer forgot to include the horrible scriptwriting. I was so disappointed in this film, there was barely any character development for the Frankenstein monster. The monster had modern grammar, which was far too 'modern' for how we usually interpret Frankenstein to speak. The 'love interest' was amateur and unnecessary, and spoiler: the arch enemies...

1.0
0

I watched it because it stars Aaron Eckhart and his movies are normally quite good and more than just watchable. But this must be one of his weakest characters - somehow the story of Frankenstein functioning in the modern day with the guardian gargoyles just didn't get developed enough, and it is a pity as the idea of guardian gargoyles is quite...

2.0
0

It was totally different to what I was expecting! what I actually loved the most was the consistent action it kept me tuned the whole entire film. This film had a lot of potential, I don't think they pulled everything out of the Frankenstein story as they could in the way they went with it. However what they did do with the guardian gargoyles was amazing!...

0

Straight up the film was ok for a distraction for an hour and a half. I wanted it to be good, but it just didn't quite make it sorry. The story was a little reconstructed and the editing seemed like it had been put together by Frankenstein himself. The make up also lacked in places, but hey if you don't go with high expectations you will come away at...

2.0
0

I like the story, the good vs. evil thing. Its so universal that I still fall for it. Its the twists and turns that make the movie a good or bad one. And this is quite bad because a number of scenes make you say "what were they thinking?" Oh well, I like the action, the effects, Aaron Eckhart and the gargoyles. Its too obvious that there will be part...

3.0
0

The film had a very simple plot that lead to very little character development but allot of action. IF you're looking for a mindless action film that is sure to please.

2.0
0

Thanks for the free tickets, Flicks, but this film is terrible. The script is one of the worst I've ever seen (heard?), and the story is nonsensical at best. Think Underworld, but somehow even worse. Avoid.

1.0
0

A bit like Frankenstein's monster this film feels like it's been stitched together from a few different 'dead' bodies. Aaron Eckhart looks like he has woken up on the wrong film set and the rest of the cast fails to create any emotional attachment. Bill Nighy is the only one that looks like he is enjoying himself in a somewhat dull script fueled by...

2.0
0