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Trailer Debut: ‘I, Frankenstein’ Looks Like ‘Underworld’ Meets ‘Van Helsing’ Meets CGI

Lionsgate has released the trailer for I, Frankenstein. It looks like Underworld. I hate Underworld, but only the ones directed by Len Wiseman. It also looks insanely CGI heavy, reminding me a bit of Uni’s Van Helsing debacle. And in all seriousness, how many trailers have the above shot in them now? We get it, Aliens was cool. Still, I find myself intrigued by the bizarre nature of the trailer – it looks a bit liberating, like the producers and director got to do whatever they wanted. I’m intrigued to say the least…

The Stuart Beattie-directed adaptation stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Socratis Otto, Yvonne Strahovski, and Miranda Otto.

In theaters January 24, 2014, “200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein’s creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.

The pic also gets the IMAX treatment.



  • zafisher94

    Pretty disappointed. A little too action/fantasy for my taste. I was hoping for something a little more traditional with Frankenstein.

  • Evil_Flip

    What the Hell?! Didn’t see that coming at all. So the went the ‘take a classic character and drop in in a generic over the top action/fantasy movie route’ even though the character doesn’t belong there. Like with Constantine, VanHelsing, League of Extraordinary gentlemen etc. and they all sucked.

    • dr.lamb

      Agreed. What significance has the fact that he is Frankenstein’s monster ? He could be the Mummy, Van Helsing or Sherlock Holmes or whoever. I don’t think the original theme of Frankenstein, namely “what makes us human ?” will be of any relevance.

  • dirtyghettok

    It doesn’t look bad, but not great either. I personally like the change in character for Frankenstein and hope more and more follow. We’ve seen so many of these characters done over and over the same way that there’s no point seeing the movie. Like Superman totally bores me. Yeah, we get it. From another planet, slightly changed suit and nervous around people.. yippy. At least in The Dark Night they upped the ante with the Joker. And that movie would’ve been easily forgotten if it wasn’t for that character adjustment… And fuck me for whining like a bitch in the comments section again.

  • BabyJaneHudson

    Just spent 2 minutes and 32 seconds saying “what the Hell is this?” Seriously though, what the Hell was that?

  • HalloweenVic

    Still looks fun to watch!!

  • mfcmk1

    Looks awful.

  • mav07

    im not too familiar with previous Frankenstein adaptations but has the monster always been known as “Adam”?

    If not then they stole that from Buffy’s frankenstein thing named Adam

  • TwoNinetyNine

    I blame Hollywood’s current obsession with fantasy action movies. This looks like every single super hero movie we’ve seen in the last 8 years. Not surprised.

  • Cichy

    Looks like Eckhart career keeps going down the drain. Terrible looking movie /dissapointed

  • aaronmb

    To make things worse, it’s pg-13.

  • lilmarkuk

    I love CGI but only when it looks good, to me this looks like they tried to do too much cgi with not enough budget so they have a film fill of watered down cgi effects that don’t look too great

    Then again I will watch it, it seems like one of those good turn your brain off at the door movies

    • lilmarkuk

      I just found out the budget was $68 million so yes they definatly did try to do too much cgi with not enough budget

      saying this the resident evil movies have the same budget a this and if anyone has seen the last movie that is jammed full of cgi but they did very well with it

  • oneofthosedeadfckers

    It’s pg-13 so there’s no way in hell I’m watching it. I actually enjoyed all the Underworld movies and even Van Helsing (if only for the neat take on werewolf transformations).

  • doomas10

    I thought it was going to suck but it looks too similar to Underworld. Slo mo, great make up effects, dark atmosphere and same-ish gadgets. Having said that, I think i will give this a chance. Billy Night seems to play the same character in Underworld!


    I do not think I have ever seen a brand new trailer get “voted down” as much as this one, people are pissed from all sides.

    What is Thank You for Smoking Two-Face thinking? He needs to fire his agent.

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