THE PLOT THUS FAR
Frankenstein’s creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“I, Frankenstein 3D” is another attempt at trying to mine more blood from the stone that is Mary Shelley. Aaron Eckhart continues to distance his career from the grace and joy he showed in the works of LaBute and Nolan. Eckhart plays Adam, a rough take on Frankenstein’s creature. It’s the present day and he’s trying to live down the sins of his past, but science has caught up. Watch, as Gargoyles and other demonic forces plot against him.
The machine that keeps pushing out these Underworld style clones are getting old. While this film has a basis in an independent graphic novel, I can’t say that makes any difference. I don’t know what these guys have on Bill Nighy, but he’s starting to embarrass himself in these movies. Older actors love genre stuff and they play to a type. That being said, no one wants to be Ray Milland making B-movies for the rest of their life. I wish I could say there was an easy answer, but this schlock will continue to exist in the dead winter months, as long as someone goes to see it.
The Blu-Ray comes with 2D and 3D transfers, a DVD and Digital HD copy. The special features come with two commentary tracks, featurette and a trailer. The A/V Quality is superb, though the aesthetic was to make things dark as hell for 1080p. The 3D transfer pops with excellent field of depth and definition. When things fly at the screen, they really fly. However, the 2D version looks like a paired down rip of the 2D cut. I’ve never seen that happen before and it plays weird to the eye. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!