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  • 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.
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: 20 out of 61
  2. Negative: 28 out of 61
  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 theI 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.
    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 titleThere 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. Dec 21, 2014
    4
    It will take your mind off boredom for a while, before you eventually (though rather quickly) get bored of the stale acting from every actorIt will take your mind off boredom for a while, before you eventually (though rather quickly) get bored of the stale acting from every actor on screen with the exception of Aaron Eckhart who is the only one giving an ounce of a performance though he does not seem sober while doing it. The effects don't even stimulate the eye, when you see a demon blow up you just think 'whatever' mostly because you will see the same effect over and over again. Overall, the writing lacks the creative intelligence to push it forward into an engaging franchise, writer Stuart Beattie of all people who wrote "Collateral" one of my favorite movies, writes himself into a deep dark corner that i hope he one day crawls out of with a better or at least a more coherent screenplay (Pirates of the Caribbean sequels need not apply). Expand
  5. Jan 29, 2014
    3
    Even while keeping in mind the genre and target audience of this movie, it's yet another letdown in today's theatre. Clunky dialogue,Even while keeping in mind the genre and target audience of this movie, it's yet another letdown in today's theatre. Clunky dialogue, ambiguous purpose, and a profound inability to make the audience care. Neat visuals, but like everything else this movie has to offer, it's superficial at best. If you're not particularly invested in a specific aspect of the movie, I would recommend waiting for it to be offered at online steaming sites/rental than to pay high fees at the cinema. Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2014
    1
    This is one of those movies that don' t deserve to "live" in theaters. Lead actor, Aaron Eckhart is disaster ( my opinion) pale acting, lameThis is one of those movies that don' t deserve to "live" in theaters. Lead actor, Aaron Eckhart is disaster ( my opinion) pale acting, lame CGI in one word complete garbage. Not worth watching. 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,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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