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'I, Frankenstein': a monster mash from 'Underworld' creators

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Lakeshore, the production-financing outfit behind the Underworld movie series, is readying what it hopes will be its next action-horror franchise, I, Frankenstein.

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The project brings together classic monster characters including the Frankenstein monster, the Invisible Man, Dracula and the Hunchback of Notre Dame in a contemporary film noir setting.

http://www.heatvisionblog.com/2010/0...atopoulos.html

Did we run out of super heros?
post #2 of 49
I wish someone would do a faithful adaptation of Mary Shelly's original Frankenstein. One of my favourite novels and it is nothing like all the stupid versions I've seen. I watched the version with Robert DeNiro, a long time ago, and I remember there being some changes that didn't make sense to me. It is a very cerebral story and does not feature a big mindless monster trying to kill every human he encounters.
post #3 of 49
Looking forward to seeing this.
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Originally Posted by Dbuudo07 View Post

I wish someone would do a faithful adaptation of Mary Shelly's original Frankenstein. One of my favourite novels and it is nothing like all the stupid versions I've seen. I watched the version with Robert DeNiro, a long time ago, and I remember there being some changes that didn't make sense to me. It is a very cerebral story and does not feature a big mindless monster trying to kill every human he encounters.

In Hollywood, cerebral and blockbuster rarely go hand in hand. Thus, it's doubtful your ideal will ever be produced. Unfortunate.
post #5 of 49
If done well, this could be a really good concept.
post #6 of 49
Already done in 1950s- Abbott and costello Meet Frankenstein.
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Already done in 1950s- Abbott and costello Meet Frankenstein.

And Young Frankenstein.

No offense, but I LOL'd when he said he has not seen a serious Frankenstein movie and went on to complain about the 1994 version. Obviously he has not seen very many Frankenstein movies.

Try the 1931 version with Boris Karloff or even The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957) for the classics, but in all honesty, they stray a bit from the novel.

However, if you really want faithful to the novel, try these (which stay pretty faithful)

Terror of Frankenstein (1975)
Frankenstein (1993) - this was a TNT made for TV movie, but is very good and faithful. Not sure it's on DVD though. I have the VHS buried in my basement somewhere.

Terror of Frankenstein is probably the best one I've seen, as far as staying faithful to the original story.

Bride of Frankenstein is also a must-see, just because it's a direct sequel to the 1931 film, and is one of the first cases where the sequel outdid the original. It also has a lot more of the imagery that's present in the novel in it (even though it obviously strays from the story)
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Already done in 1950s- Abbott and costello Meet Frankenstein.

Which was remade into Van Helsing, but without the laughs!
post #9 of 49
no one under 50 cares about these classic monsters, so I predict this movie will be a dismal failure.
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no one under 50 cares about these classic monsters, so I predict this movie will be a dismal failure.

So you are saying The Wolfman is going to bomb?
post #11 of 49
people will always be interested in vampires and to a lesser extent werewolves, but I think Frankenstein's monster, the Invisible Man and the Hunchback's time has come and gone.
I only want to see the Wolfman for Emily Blunt.
post #12 of 49
Its pronounced FRONK-EN-STEEN, just ask Gene Wilder.
post #13 of 49
Just curious did anybody from AVS here bold enough to see this dismal release over the weekend? Ed Douglas from Comingsoon.net gave it a 2/10 and over at RT it's currently 5%. This one is bad no matter how you slice it.

I have a feeling nobody wants to raise their hand in fear of being ridiculed.
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Just curious did anybody from AVS here bold enough to see this dismal release over the weekend? Ed Douglas from Comingsoon.net gave it a 2/10 and over at RT it's currently 5%. This one is bad no matter how you slice it.

I have a feeling nobody wants to raise their hand in fear of being ridiculed.

I'll rent it on blu
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

I'll rent it on blu

Same here. Looks fun from a technical perspective at least.
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Same here. Looks fun from a technical perspective at least.

Exactly also going in with low expectations who knows I might like the film
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Exactly also going in with low expectations who knows I might like the film
There is ONLY one Frankenstein I fear:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25908525
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Originally Posted by zoey67 View Post

Just curious did anybody from AVS here bold enough to see this dismal release over the weekend? Ed Douglas from Comingsoon.net gave it a 2/10 and over at RT it's currently 5%. This one is bad no matter how you slice it.

I have a feeling nobody wants to raise their hand in fear of being ridiculed.

I'll be seeing it Monday evening. Wish me luck.
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I'll be seeing it Monday evening. Wish me luck.
Given.
FWIW, I have read some reviews which insist this is a parody and not to be taken seriously....confused.gif

Please give us a review.
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There is ONLY one Frankenstein I fear:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25908525

Yes and he's real frown.gif
post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by Scott Simonian View Post

I'll be seeing it Monday evening. Wish me luck.

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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Given.
FWIW, I have read some reviews which insist this is a parody and not to be taken seriously....confused.gif

Please give us a review.

I agree. I will be looking out for your review Scott too.
post #22 of 49
Negatives:
Minimal plot, consistent with--but uninspired by--the eponymous Shelley novel.
Low light Gothic|Underworld style "soulless" cityscape.

Pluses:
Non stop action (probably better in 3D . . . I saw the movie in 2D).
Substantially more than adequate|better than expected acting by the leads.

Conclusion:
2+ out of 4 Stars.
Watch once in a movie theater (probably better in 3D).
Ok to watch again on TV while you are paying bills (requires no effort to follow plot).


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[EDIT:] The end-of-credits logo list included Dolby 7.1 . . . so I probably watched that sound decode (vs 5.1). However, I saw no indication of the fact that the film is also available in Dolby Atmos and Auro 11.1 "at select theaters". It would be interesting to find out if watching I, Frankenstein with 3Daudio improves the perceived overall experience of this movie...?!
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Edited by SoundChex - 1/27/14 at 10:50am
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Yes and he's real frown.gif
A few years back, the largest crocodile known was caught in the Philippines and measured a shade over 20 ft.
There was a special on the National Geographic Channel about it.
Did you happen to see it?

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Originally Posted by SoundChex View Post

Negatives:
Minimal plot, consistent with--but uninspired by--the eponymous Shelley novel.
Low light Gothic|Underworld style "soulless" cityscape.

Pluses:
Non stop action (probably better in 3D . . . I saw the movie in 2D).
Substantially more than adequate|better than expected acting by the leads.

Conclusion:
2+ out of 4 Stars.
Watch once in a movie theater (probably better in 3D).
Ok to watch again on TV while you are paying bills (requires no effort to follow plot).
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Thanx for the review.
post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

A few years back, the largest crocodile known was caught in the Philippines and measured a shade over 20 ft.
There was a special on the National Geographic Channel about it.
Did you happen to see it?

Havent seen it yet
post #25 of 49
What kills me is has no one connected to this movie even read the book? Especially whoever decided on the title. There is no monster named Frankenstein in it. It's just the creature. Victor is the real Frankenstein in the novel.
post #26 of 49
This movie looks fun. Hit a bar for an appetizer and few shots first.
post #27 of 49
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Originally Posted by subavision212 View Post

What kills me is has no one connected to this movie even read the book? Especially whoever decided on the title. There is no monster named Frankenstein in it. It's just the creature. Victor is the real Frankenstein in the novel.

"Explained" in the movie.
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Havent seen it yet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolong


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolong

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Yes...yes, it is.tongue.gif
That guy was a one-hit wonder, wasn't he?
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