Who'd have thought Victor Frankenstein was a kick-ass action star with a penchant for giving his underlings a slice of the glory? Well, now we know. The schism between science and faith has of course to be widened into a chasm by cartoonish religious nutbag Inspector Turpin. 1.5*
When will they stop remaking this story? They got it right in '31 yet keep adapting with poor results. The basic premise of creation and hubris is still sound but the 'modern tweakings' hurt it at best. Performances are a little twee here though Andrew Scott makes a sound impression as the steadfast religious inspector. Overall a handsome enough production just unnecessary.
A fun and irreverent take on Shelley´s classic with great production work and pretty solid direction. Acting wise things are a bit uneven and for my money it is only Radcliffe who puts in an earnest performance. Much can be said about McAvoy but I thought he went a bit Nic Cage in all honesty and chewed the scenery a bit too much. Still the third reel was a glorious over the top finale that put a smile on my face.
i'm surprised, that's a great version. but here i really would much more prefer at least a duration of 2.5 hours - for get more details about the production & step by step crazyness of Frankenstein. aaand i hope somebody will produce a good Jekyll & Hyde one day... so by the way.
Trailer made it look like SHERLOCK HOLMES but this is an entirely different animal. The re-imagining has a very weird origins story with Harry Potter WITH A hunchback. McEvoy is truly alive in every scene he's in channelling the best of Hammer Horror but it becomes overly familiar and plot driven towards the end with the convergence of too many subplots.
Relampagueante y gótica revisión del clásico de Mary Shelley, que funciona como un homenaje al clásico de la Universal, y un tributo a la novela original. Es entrañable en su relato sobre la amistad entre Igor y Victor Frankenstein, magníficamente interpretados por Daniel Radcliffe y James McAvoy. La narración tiene una que otra laguna, pero es entretenida y su producción espléndida.