Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein

DVD - 2016
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Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man, and the legend, we know today.
Publisher: Beverly Hills : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2016.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Victo
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Described video for the visually impaired.


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Oct 15, 2018

Much better than expected.
Creative retelling.
I would have liked to see more of the creature, tho.
Also, some minor details smack too much of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes.

This movie is an abomination on numerous fronts. The story, dialogue, and central theme are all first-rate garbage.
Yes: The CGI, acting, casting, and direction are all good.
It LOOKS great, but, the plot is so laughably bad everything else is pointless.
No matter how many diamonds and emeralds you eat in the end all you've managed to create is a sparkly turd.
It LOOKS amazing, but, it's still crap.

What's far worse is that Mary Shelleys Frankenstein is an amazing story. Yet not one movie has made even the slightest attempt to tell the Monsters tale.
He was superior to mankind physically and intellectually, yet, he was ostracized from society based on his grotesque appearance. He struggles, throughout the story, with his own Humanity and the horrible violence that he's committed.
He is lonely, haunted, and afraid and only seeks acceptence of his maker.
Yet, all we have here is a big, stupid beast with less screen time than the Detective investigating what should be a secondary character.
A waste of time, money, and resources.

JCLAmandaH Sep 01, 2017

Goofy and campy, this movie was made for anyone who loves cheesy fun! It's the type of film that takes the time to introduce its characters with a name placard and a wink. There's a beautiful and rather steampunk vibe to the sets and costuming, but mainly it's all about how cray cray James McAvoy's Doctor F. is while he and Daniel Radcliffe's Igor get drunk and make monsters together. (And bromance magic.)

I feel like this movie hedged most of its bets on James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe. Without their names, it feels like a pretty boring story about some characters most of us didn't really think about. It just barely works as a prequal to Frankenstein, but these two actors have done far better in other films.


Aug 10, 2017

I like how they approached this film because, after all, everything has to be financed somehow. the title character's vehemence toward God is very apparent and eye-opening. also, that he puts himself in the place of God.

Jun 15, 2017

A novel take on Igor's role.
James McAvoy's portrayal of Victor as confident genius was good until his slide into self-aggrandizing mania sort of went off the rails and fizzled.
Regrettably, Daniel Radcliffe just doesn't have much screen charisma since he graduated from Harry Potter. Perhaps his frightened-rabbit eyes limits his range. Dare I mention his height?
Lastly, the emphasis here is on the creator, so the monster is disappointingly only a nonentity footnote.

Feb 18, 2017

This movie is amazing! All in all a different take on the legend of Frankenstein but both great performances by Daniel Radcliffe and Mcavoy

Feb 04, 2017

not really about once you shake your idea that its about shelley story, it becomes a fascinating movie. The cinematography, costuming, and acting are all captivating. And the line "this is not what Life is at all" was like a shot to my heart.

JCLJackieS Jan 19, 2017

Igor's perspective and role in this movie was surprising. He is depicted as an intellectual equal to Dr. Frankenstein, as opposed to an assistant constantly saying, "Yes, Master," and following all of Frankenstein's commands.

Dec 23, 2016

Seeing Daniel Radcliff as a hunchback clown was incredibly bizarre. It's a sad attempt of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Not worth it.

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JCLJackieS Jan 19, 2017

Igor: You know this story. The crack if lightning. A mad genius. An unholy creation. The world, of course, remembers the monster, not the man. But sometimes, when you look closely, there's more to a tale. Sometimes the monster is the man.

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