I love the UNDERWORLD movies, guilty pleasures that they are, and let’s be honest, I’d watch Kate Beckinsale clad in skin tight leather for hours on end, no matter how ridiculous the story was. And therein lies this flick’s biggest problem: it’s no UNDERWORLD, no matter how hard it wants to be. Guys, just make another damn UNDERWORLD movie! I’d sooner sit through that than a cheesy UNDERWORLD rip-off. Frankenstein wedged into a war between gargoyles and demons is f*cking dumb. It doesn’t help that the gargoyles look like shit, and the demons, though slightly better, are still nothing spectacular. Somewhere Goliath is watching this movie screaming “bitch please!”
I, FRANKENSTEIN was never going to be anything truly epic, something that was painfully obvious from the trailers, but I hoped it would be at the very least “watchable”. It isn’t. The fact that PENNY DREADFUL is now three episodes in, and features a much more interesting take on Victor Frankenstein and his monster, isn’t doing this flick any favors either. Now I have nothing against Aaron Eckhart and Bill Nighy (I’m also a fan of rising stars Yvonne Strahhovski and Jai Courtney), but good talent can’t make up for a bad idea and even worse script.
“Creating a Monster” Featurette: The director, cast and crew delve into the visual concepts of the film’s creatures. My only thought is this: It couldn’t have been too damn hard to come up with these ideas considering both Frankenstein and the gargoyles speak for themselves conceptually, and the demons, well, we’ve seen these types of creatures many time before.
“Frankenstein’s Creatures” Featurette: This should have been combined with the previous feature as it’s pretty much the same thing, only here we get badass actor Kevin Grevioux giving us his rundown of the facts. Love that guy.
Previews: There are a slew of trailers as well as a 3D, DVD and Ultraviolet Copy of the film.