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I, Frankenstein (2014)

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Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

Director:

Stuart Beattie

Writers:

Stuart Beattie (screenplay), Kevin Grevioux (screen story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Adam
Yvonne Strahovski ... Terra
Miranda Otto ... Leonore
Bill Nighy ... Naberius
Jai Courtney ... Gideon
Socratis Otto ... Zuriel
Aden Young ... Victor Frankenstein
Caitlin Stasey ... Keziah
Mahesh Jadu ... Ophir
Steve Mouzakis ... Helek
Nicholas Bell ... Carl Avery
Deniz Akdeniz ... Barachel
Chris Pang ... Levi (as Christopher Pang)
Kevin Grevioux ... Dekar
Bruce Spence ... Molokai
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Storyline

Dr Victor Frankenstein dies frozen to death and the creature buries him at the cemetery of his family. However he is attacked by demons but he kills one of them and Gargoyles save him and take him to a Cathedral where the Gargoyles Order gathers. The Queen of the Gargoyles Leonore keeps Dr. Frankenstein's journal together with the treasures of the Order and gives the name of Adam to the creature. Then she explains to Adam that there is an ancient war between the Gargoyles that are angels and demons under the command of the Prince Naberius. She also invites Adam to join the Gargoyles in the war against demons, but Adam prefers to isolate in a remote place. Two hundred years later, Adam returns and finds a modern society. Soon he learns that Naberius has the intention of creating an army of soulless corpses to be possessed by demons. The scientist Terra is researching a process to create life and Naberius is seeking Dr Frankenstein's journal to help Terra and raise his army. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the battle between good and evil, an immortal holds the key. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense fantasy action and violence throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I, Frankenstein See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,610,441, 26 January 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,075,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,575,290
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the movie takes place at the Walton Theatre. This could be a double reference, as the name Walton is shared by a minor character in the original Mary Shelley's Frankenstein novel and a former hometown of lead actor Aaron Eckhart when he spent part of his teen years in England. See more »

Goofs

Frankenstein's notebook is written in English; as of 1790, English had not been established as the international scientific language yet, and thus it should have been written in German. The first page should also read ''Ingolstadt Universität'' instead of ''University'' See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adam: I was cast into being in winter of 1795, a living corpse without a soul, stitched, jolted, bludgeoned back to life by a madman. Horrified by his creation, he tried to destroy me, but I survived.
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Version of Frankenstein (2004) See more »

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Misgiving
Written and Performed by Geno Lenardo & Daniel A. Davies (as Daniel Davies)
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Beautiful, passionate film-making.
21 May 2014 | by DragonsoulsSee all my reviews

I, Frankenstein was one of those badly rated films that I automatically deemed as under-rated because I knew it would be a love or hate it film. Despite the bad reviews, I still had high expectations after popping in the DVD and I expected a very thought provoking, well-acted, and well-written story. I was right.

This is a film that most fans of mythology would enjoy, because the mythology of this film is tied with religious history. The result is a film that makes you wonder about the context and deeper meaning of the Frankenstein character. A fantastic idea! You don't have to be a Frankenstein fan to enjoy this film, and in fact, most Frankenstein fans might feel a bit let down because the character was completely re-imagined. I myself welcomed this...despite being a Universal monster purist.

Along with the solid acting, by an extremely talented cast, I also thought the action was beautifully choreographed in this film. There was a little bit of wire-work and Asian inspiration. I thought the CGI was not over-used and the best thing about the film were the beautiful sets. Just like Underworld, the sets in this film made for a beautiful atmosphere, and I, Frankenstein was a reminder that Science Fiction/Horror is best told in the form of a B-Movie !


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