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[BD Review] ‘I, Frankenstein’ Is The Worst Horror Movie Evan Has Seen Since…

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.



  • Mayday

    This film sounded good on paper. Then the trailers came out and it looked like the soulless Underworld knock-off just like Evan described.

  • dirtyghettok

    You know, on second thought. What actually would’ve made this film epic (to me), make me leave with a smile and refer friends is if as they rolled final credits.. they Rick Roll’D us. I would let out a loud “What?!”, and laugh and laugh and laugh..

  • doomas10

    Why are we surprised here? the trailer looked awful and the clip posted here even more awul. I love Eckhart, he needs to pick up better roles! (see Battle Los Angeles). Plus it is way too similar to underworld – the gothic setting, the unlike hero, two clans fighting each other for years and year, cool weapons, etc.

    • dirtyghettok

      Who said anything about being surprised? Seeing this movie was like when I married a stripper. Yeah, I knew it was an awful idea. And like Eckhart, she needed to pick better roles (stage names/acts). Yet not surprisingly it got worse (good thing we didn’t have weapons) and worse. But for whatever reason before hand, I just decided to do it. We all make bad decisions.

      • “best….. analogy…… ever”

      • KorovaMilkbar

        lol i agree with joshua

      • doomas10

        like your analogy. I will still go and see it for the sake of it – since I love going to the cinema but I am not expecting anything pleasing. Even Underworld in terms of action and gory bad guy dispatching delivered the goods

  • VictorCrowley

    Did anyone really expect it to turn out another way?

    • EvilHead1981

      I agree. The second I saw the trailer, I new it was going to be set into the bracket that movies like Constantine and Van Helsing are in, soulless, mediocre at best, but extremely disposable mainstream fluff that just happens to use horror themes. It’s not like good ones can’t be made(Hellboy movies did it right), but like everything good, it needs to be fine crafted with passion and love. It can’t be shat out like a mass produced shit factory.

  • djblack1313

    i agree the movie looked/looks very bad but i’ll give it a shot on DVD. it might just be so bad it’s enjoyable.


    It can’t be worse than priest. It just can’t be. I’m looking forward to a Redbox rental when it comes around; usually get a kick out of these flicks. I expected it to be more in the vein of Van Helsing, which I was quite fun though about as far from a horror movie as you can get using those characters. But I think we all knew this wasn’t going to be a great movie. I would love to see a good version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein some day (De Niro just killed it for me)

  • Krug09

    Just the title of the movie sounded like it sucked shit. i feel bad for the cast for being in this movie. pretty sad.

  • AndrewSoukup24

    I remember I went to see something in the theatre and this preview came on and all I can think was it looks like the biggest piece of CGI shit I have ever seen. I will never waste my time with this trash.

  • I took a chance on this the other night. Yeah, I, Frankenstein is like a third rate gargoyles VS demons version of the Underworld films, and I agree with most of the criticisms in Evan’s review. Cool 3D effects, but the movie as a whole didn’t have enough guilty pleasure fun, and I hope I, Frankenstein’s flop will put an end to all the “What happened to Aaron Eckhart’s promising career?” talk.

    For some strange reason, a lot of people were expecting a future full of Oscars after Two Face/Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight. Without Miranda Otto and Bill Nighy, I, Frankenstein could’ve been a lot worse (if that’s even possible), because they provide some of the best performances here. And I thought Yvonne Strahovski did a better job as Terra. Eckhart is just a decent supporting guy. He’s not capable of carrying a film as the lead man.

  • Dustin Jones

    I really enjoyed this movie. I thought Aaron and Yvonne were great.

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