Blu-ray Review: 'I, Frankenstein 3D'
Frankenstein’s monster as a...superhero? We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray action flick "I, Frankenstein 3D" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We check out the scars and scares below!
Title: "I, Frankenstein 3D"
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski
Director: Stuart Beattie
Runtime: 92 minutes
Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
The Flick: "I, Frankenstein" seems like a very cool and original take on the whole Frankenstein monster thing, but the film execution here leaves a lot to be desired. Interesting is the story – Frankenstein’s monster kills his master and goes on to become a slayer of sorts – and the top notch cast – the always layered Aaron Eckhart and "Dexter’s" Yvonne Strahovski – but all are somewhat wasted under the fluffy direction by famed writer Stuart Beattie who just can’t get the flick to fly. What follows are some cool scenes, but a flick without any sense of vision, purpose or tone. Good story, good actors, bad director. (EVEN in 3D!)
Best Feature: 'Creating a Monster' is a decent doc that delves deep into the cool make-up effects of various monster and demons.
Best Hidden Gem: The only person who overcomes the tepid direction by Beattie is Eckhart who can bring nuanced work to any character.
Worth the Moola: Kind of the "Van Helsing" of the dark "Spawn"-like set, this "I, Frankenstein" needed a doctor with an actual degree.