Movie Review: “I, Frankenstein”

OVERALL: Well huh. Good eye candy. Wish it had had a better director.

POINTS: Eye candy. Fun concept. Miranda Otto as a gargoyle queen. Many colors of people playing the gargoyles. 🙂 No wonder they are virtuous!

PITFALLS:

1.) The Name. As many shouted out in the theater during the I, Frankenstein trailer, FRANKENSTEIN IS NOT THE NAME OF THE MONSTER!! So, yeah, why…..

2.) One Note. The majority of the film felt, as my Hubby put it, hollow. That rests on the director.

3.) Deep Voice. The monster, or Adam as he is called in this movie, has a forced deep voice. This is not needed, IMHO. Aaron Eckhart already has a good voice and the forced deepness makes his voice seem flat.

4.) Perhaps it is part of being flat but the movie seems to go by too fast. Or rather, you do not feel highs or lows. Oh yeah, right, it is a flat and hollow movie.

FEMALE CHARACTER(S): Sigh. Miranda Otto plays Leonore the Gargoyle Queen. She is so majestic and perfect. Her voice and diction are so beautiful. I love watching her act and I love her character in this. Perfect! Yvonne Strahovski plays Terra, a human scientist. I think it would have been good if she had been given more to do than looked shocked for most of the movie – even if it was understandable – I felt she was wasted. Finally there is Caitlin Stasey. She plays a kick butt gargoyle and huzzah to her. She does not move or stand like a human and that is very cool. Hubby even made note of this.

CULTURAL PITFALL(S): Well mankind is used instead of humankind or humanity. Every time I hear someone use mankind I think “So uh, does this mean we women have nothing to fear?” I really think this could be changed.

HIGH POINT(S): Miranda Otto. It was fun to watch this character change and have an actual character arc.

BECHDEL TEST (Website): 1 of 3. I thought it was 2 of 3 until I remembered that the women never talked with each other. Though some did share scenes together.

RACIAL BECHDEL TEST (Website): Hmmm…. There are several PoC in this movie – I like that many of them are in the hero army of gargoyles. But I don’t think they really talk to each other. Bother.

IMDB: I, Frankenstein (2014)

OFFICIAL MOVIE WEBSITE: I Frankenstein

DVD/BLU-RAY WORTHY: That’s why I watched it – we have it on DVD.

LION PAW PRINTS:  2.5 of 5. It is definitely eye candy.

I, Frankenstein movie poster

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