Victor Frankenstein Review

Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 10.10.49 AM  Yet another jab at trying to re-invent the Frankenstein mythos, I believe this one is actually better than it was intended to be. First off, Radcliffe and McAvoy are killer, especially McAvoy who takes the crazy genius reputation of Victor Frankenstein to level we didn’t even know existed. Secondly, the film has this cool air to it, it doesn’t look bad, yet it doesn’t look fabulous. Actually, another part where this film excels is with the body horror aspect of it, it is reminiscent of films like The Re-Animator and has this sort of Cronenberg aspect to it at times, especially the whole Gordon storyline that I felt was handled quite well. Now, the problem with his movie is that  it gets really boring after the first forty minutes, it tries to do too much, and it feels like a studio manipulated action-infused trashed Cronenberg script. It doesn’t reach the garbage level I, Frankenstein has obtained, but it isn’t good either. With that said, Victor Frankenstein has fine performances and nails the body horror aspect of the Frankenstein tale, but falls apart due to its action-oriented side and being too ambitious with the story it tried to tell, leaving it at a 50 out of 100.

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