Although the first trailer for ‘I, Frankenstein‘ has been out for about a month, the first spot is airing on television is now out! The more I see of it the more I really feel that I’m watching something that takes place in the ‘Underworld’ universe. I love the actors and I love the idea behind the film, I’m just not fully sold on the look. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll probably be seeing it on opening weekend though I’m just not sure how I’ll feel about it walking out of the theater. It probably doesn’t help that the name has been bugging me since day one. The movie’s title makes it sound like the focus is on Frankenstein and not his monster, which just isn’t the case unless he takes his creator’s name.
I think the main problem I have with the trailers for this film is that they are Grade A one liner CGI fests. Aaron Eckhart (‘The Dark Knight’) does an amazing job at always putting out a stellar performance, I’m just worried that it’ll be buried under sub par special effects and cheesetastic dialogue. Also, the fact that the butchered body of Frankenstein’s monster ended up looking like just a bunch of scars has never set well with me.
Check out the TV spot below to see what I mean:
“Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality. From the co-writer of the hit supernatural saga, UNDERWORLD, comes the action thriller I, FRANKENSTEIN, written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie based on the graphic novel “I, Frankenstein” by Kevin Grevioux, and brought to life by a cast that includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.
What do you think folks? Can Eckhart save this picture or are we going to be subjected to a painful hour and a half of our lives that we’ll never get back?
I, Frankenstein is written and directed by Stuart Beattie (“30 Days of Night”). The film is based on a graphic novel created by Kevin Grevioux. The cast includes: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young. In theaters January 24, 2014.
Source: Comic Book Movie.