D+ Rating! Victor Frankenstein directed by Paul McGuigan, starring Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy and Jessica Brown Findlay.
Victor Frankenstein tells the tale of Igor. A disfigured genius who is saved by flunking med student Victor Frankenstein who is hell bent on bringing the dead back to life! I wanted to love this movie, I wanted to love it hard. I was honestly willing to let a lot slide seeing as how it was a Frankenstein story. There hasn’t been one in years. It stars Daniel Radcliffe & James McAvoy; I love those men. And it’s told from Igors point of view, very clever. But was it good? Ehhhhhh I don’t know.
I mean Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy are brilliant! There chemistry is some of the best I’ve seen in a while so maybe… no! I have to remember.
The script is bad. It’s bad, bad, bad. It felt as though it had been pieced together with unnecessary subplots and tweaks in the edit. Is it a comedy, thriller, horror? It tries to be everything but it doesn’t pull together and the ending is just about the most forced debacle I’ve ever seen. It was cursed with a Frakenstein monster it just had to have.
The very first line of the film is igor saying, “you know this story” meaning it’s inevitable the monster will rise.
Funny thing is Igor wasn’t in the story, he was never in the book. That’s the thing I think writer Max Landis forgot. You don’t have to stick to the story, the original Frankenstein proved that.
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