Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his trusted assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But when Victor's experiments go too far, his obsession has horrifying consequences, and now only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness...and save him from his monstrous creation!
Very Disappointing - I'd give it a skip if I were you!
- Victor Frankenstein review by CS
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This has got to be one of the worst films I've seen this year so far! It's hard to understand why it was ever made given the plethora of much better versions out there already! Based loosely and I mean very loosely on the Mary Shelly novel, this is attempting to be a dark gothic take exploring humanities frailties. Instead it simply turns out to be a limp wristed rushed effort, all dark and gloomy, with the actors struggling to bring to life the dire script! James McAvoy is irritating in his role as Victor Frankenstein, with his voice sounding like he's reading shakespeare on stage, rather than bringing gravitas to a film! And Daniel Radcliff as Frankenstein's sidekick, is well er simply, Daniel Radcliffe! I had to watch this in three parts as I found it so boring and a drag to watch. The script is very poor, trying to be too deep and meaningful, but saying very little in reality! The direction is all over the place and the film doesn't really hold together as a whole. Then Jessica Brown is thrown in as the love interest, quite what relevance her character has to the actual story is beyond me, because she simply fauns and pouts throughout and doesn't really bring anything to the affair! I get the impression that this could be a Film Foundation type of movie, where a bunch of students have their first outing at making a film, but with a bigger budget, it's like everyone is getting their hand in and the finale is so cluttered, wham bam, explosions and so on, really over the top and a big let down! Sorry but I have nothing positive to say about this film and suggest you give it a skip too unless you're really a big Daniel Radcliffe fan!