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I, Frankenstein– What Do The Reviews Say?

Submitted by on January 25, 2014 – 9:37 amNo Comment

Mary Shelley‘s classic monster comes back to life this weekend in I, Frankenstein. But according to most movie reviewers, the studio never should have played God with this assembled mass of parts. As of Saturday morning, the film had a 6% “Rotten” rating on RottenTomatoes, with an average score of 3.2/10.

The Toronto Star says “the real man-made monster… is the film itself,” with “a ridiculous good-versus-evil story enrobed in a pastiche of religious symbolism and stodgy mythology.”

Sadly, the cast is not spared from the criticism. David Edelstein of Culture Vulture says star Aaron Eckhart “plays Frankenstein’s monster in a monotonous, teeth-gritting mode, as if someone had one gun on him and another on his family.” And Clark Collis of Entertainment Weekly works in a double whammy, saying Australian blonde bombshell Yvonne Strahovski is “one of the least believable big screen scientists since Denise Richards‘ infamous turn as Dr. Christmas Jones.”

The New York Times is perhaps the most forgiving, offering that “[t]here are some clean, comic-book compositions and neat architectural interlacing,” before panning the rest of the film

The Wrap sums it up as, “[i]ncoherent, ugly and lacking in any kind of flash or dazzle.”

Did you see I, Frankenstein? What did you think? Let us know in the Comments.

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