Quick Hit: Sad to see a Hollywood revisionist take that adds nothing to the original story at all, when it is actually hinged on some interesting stuff.
Modern Prometheus. Some of them are great (Young Frankenstein, Universal Studio’s Frankenstein) and some of them are not at all. This, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. Everything that made the novel and other stories great – a discussion of whether man should have and use the God-like powers bestowed upon them by science, whether life can be created for our own perverted uses – are conspicuously absent in the film. Indeed, the main character in this movie is not Frankenstein, but Igor (a character who wasn’t in the novel and came about in latter film adaptations).
10 films and counting), he is at least serviceable in the rule, albeit boring as it is. James McAvoy shines and is delightfully over the top at times as the title character (expect lots of spittle and yelling). He acts as a good foil to the much more boring Igor. Andrew Scott (Moriarity from the terrific BBC show Sherlock – which is at times an obvious influence of this movie) is at times the most interesting person in the film, but is lumped into a faith role that diminishes his effectiveness.
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