I, Frankenstein: What You Need To Know
After playing a supporting role in big action spectaculars like The Dark Knight and Olympus Has Fallen, Aaron Eckhart steps out as the leading man in I,Frankenstein, a new spin on the classic horror tale. It's released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (May 26th) and here's what you need to know about it…
What’s the plot?
The early part of this story we all know very well, experimental scientist Victor Frankenstein fashions together a man using the remnants of others, creating a monster, a monster he immediately decides must be destroyed. In this version of events, after the monster has finally defeated Victor, he finds himself alone with only his creator's journal for company. Soon though, he is set upon by two demons, which he fights and kills. Then, two gargoyles arrive and take him to a Cathedral where the Gargoyles Order gathers.
The Queen of the Gargoyles Leonore keeps Dr. Frankenstein's journal together with the treasures of the Order and explains to him that there is an ancient war between the Gargoyles that are angels and demons under the command of the Prince Naberius. She invites him to join the Gargoyles in the war against demons, but he declines. We then cut to 200 years later and find that the war is still very much alive and this time he cannot escape being part of it…
Who’s in it?
Aaron Eckhart stars as the film's titular character, who is later given the name of Adam (it's quicker to say than Frankenstein isn't it?). His nemesis is Bill Nighy, who plays Prince Neberius, one of the original fallen angels, while Miranda Otto plays Leonore, Queen of the Gargoyles. Frankenstein is joined in the fight by Terra Wade, a scientist employed by Naberius to unlock the secrets to give life, she is brought to life by Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski.
Does it deliver?
As a nuts and bolts, fantastical action spectacle, it's perfectly fine, the plot is a bit tired and its utterly humourless, but if you're looking for a Friday evening full of explosions and action sequences, then you could do a lot worse than this.
I, Frankenstein released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (May 26th) and is available to pre-order in hmv stores now.