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  • Starring: , , ,
  • Summary: 200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.
  • Director: Stuart Beattie
  • Genre(s): Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 92 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 11 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Jan 24, 2014
    50
    To be fair, Eckhart is physically impressive and Bill Nighy and his raised eyebrow do their best in the role of demon leader Naberius. But I, Frankenstein shares something else with it's monster-hero, something much worse than its patchwork nature: The film is distinctly lacking in the soul department.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jan 26, 2014
    50
    With no clear idea how to end the movie, which has come to resemble an excessive episode of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, writer/director Stuart Beattie (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) uses an old but still effective Hollywood trick: He blows up everything on the screen to smithereens.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Jan 30, 2014
    50
    If it touches on notions of scientific arrogance and the question of what makes us human, it ultimately does so lightly, and with a mix of eye-popping action and loopy good humor.
  4. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Jan 24, 2014
    38
    Sadly, as apt as comparisons to "Underworld" might seem, I, Frankenstein can't even clear that very low bar.
  5. 30
    Eckhart plays Frankenstein’s monster in a monotonous, teeth-gritting mode, as if someone had one gun on him and another on his family.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Jan 24, 2014
    30
    It doesn't come close to working, but it's sweet that they tried.
  7. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Jan 26, 2014
    0
    This movie is a corpse in desperate need of reanimation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 58
  2. Negative: 28 out of 58
  1. Jan 24, 2014
    10
    I guess based on the reviews people expected this to be a comedy. Weird. It seems like either those people didn't watch the trailer or the name Frankenstein makes them think of a comedy.

    Watch if you're looking to be entertained.
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  2. Feb 4, 2014
    9
    This is an entertained and fun movie with good action scenes, in another words:
    Just a movie to see in a movie theater and enjoy a good time.

    The performances are not the best but still the film is enjoyable for those who like action films
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  3. Jul 28, 2014
    7
    There are many reasons to absolutely hate I,Frankenstein! However, If you can look past those reason and focus completely on the title character, then you will find an interesting character study that takes place in a very cool world surrounded by even cooler action! Expand
  4. May 23, 2014
    4
    Not as bad as it could have been, maybe not even as bad as you would expect, but bad nonetheless. The goofy plot about gargoyles, demons, and the frankenstein monster never interested me and remained boring. Visually it's similar to the "Underworld" series, so expect the same dark and almost dirty world that is filled with sub-par CGI. Not even the action which could have held a certain goofy charm to it maintains any form of excitement. I could see fans of the Underworld series getting a kick out of this as, considering it's ties, bares many similarities. As for those who are not fans this is a totally skippable movie, because the sub-par nature of it all will just make it feel like a complete waste of time. I know that's how it felt to me. Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2014
    3
    I've read original book by Mary Shelley and the idea of this movie wasn't drawn from blank. Beginning was fine, but then ... gargoyles vs demons? Frankenstein incredibly powerful, crushing walls, and few seconds later he cant get himself up by axe? Queen is good at first, then trying to kill Frankenstein, then good again? Plot has so many flaws, so I could not understand who is good and who is bad at the end. Frankenstein does not look like he is made from patches apart from some drawn scars and blackened eyes. Bad movie in total, really bad. 310 for special effects and my favorite mystical electricity theme. Expand
  6. Sep 30, 2014
    1
    Just caught "I, Turkey" on Blu-Ray. I was too smart to spend a buck on it i n a theatre. This movie is so bad that it isn't even funny/bad. Maybe it will go down in time as a museum of "OK" CGI. A new CGI effect seems to pop up every minute or so even if the plot (such as it is) does not require any CGI action. Pretty bad! Expand
  7. May 2, 2014
    0
    Laughable plot that is incredibly generic and predictable, Terrible acting, and god awful CGI. There is simply nothing good about I, Frankenstein and I would not recommend it at all. Expand

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