Lionsgate’s Underworld look-alike I, Frankenstein is now in theaters everywhere. And while is boasts quite an impressive cast – Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Socratis Otto, Yvonne Strahovski and Miranda Otto – it’s said to be quite possibly one of the worst mainstream genre films in years.
“I, Frankenstein is the worst theatrically released film I have seen in three years,” says Bloody Disgusting’s Evan Dickson in his review. “As random as that three year metric might seem, that’s about how long it’s been since it became my job to watch and review films and conduct interviews around them.
“I don’t have a vendetta against [the film] and I don’t wish any harm to its makers,” he continues, “but I can’t think of a single person who might enjoy this movie. I’m not even sure who it’s for. It’s rated PG-13 but I can’t think of a single 13 year old who could buy into the mythology presented here. I can’t think of a single 13 year old who wouldn’t get tired of almost every passionless frame.”
In the film, Eckhart plays Frankenstein’s creature, Adam, who has survived to present day due to a genetic quirk in his creation. Making his way to a dark, gothic metropolis, he finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.
You can read Evan’s entire review by clicking either link above.