U.S. Release Date: January 24, 2014
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney
Directed by: Stuart Beattie
Screenplay by: Stuart Beattie
Studio: Lionsgate / Lakeshore Entertainment
Genre: Action Thriller
Review: 3 out of 5 Gargoyles
From the makers of the hit Underworld series, comes a gripping new tale of mortal enemies and supernatural rivals, with a modern-day Frankenstein’s creature at its very center. The Gothic action-thriller I, Frankenstein takes audiences into an ongoing war between vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons over the souls of humankind. Now, caught in the roiling conflict is Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s still-surviving creation, Adam (Aaron Eckhart), as both sides race to discover the powerful secret to his immortality.
I, Frankenstein follows the very successful script of the Underworld series of two opposing dark forces, neither good for mankind. The writers attempt to humanize Frankenstein by calling him Adam and casting Aaron Eckhart in the title role. His performance in The Dark Knight as Harvey Dent must have convinced them that he would make a great Frankenstein. Oh, only if Heath Ledger was still with us. Imagine The Joker as Frankenstein.
The female lead of Terra Wade is played by Yvonne Strahovski, a name and face you might recognize from Showtime’s drama series Dexter or NBC’s Chuck. You have to hand it to the producers they certainly know how to cast up and coming sex symbols in their films as they have hit out of the park again with Yvonne (sans the wet, black leather worn by their previous find in Underworld – Kate Beckinsale). Pretty certain the readers of Kandy would love to see either of those ladies on the cover.
If you are a fan of the Underworld series you are going to enjoy the story as it plays out on the big screen.