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Victor Frankenstein (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 25 November 2015 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Paul McGuigan

Writers:

Max Landis (screenplay), Max Landis (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Igor
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Lorelei
Bronson Webb ... Rafferty
James McAvoy ... Victor Frankenstein
Daniel Mays ... Barnaby
Spencer Wilding ... Nathaniel / Prometheus
Robin Pearce Robin Pearce ... Baron Bomine
Andrew Scott ... Inspector Turpin
Callum Turner ... Alistair
Di Botcher ... Older Nun
Eve Ponsonby Eve Ponsonby ... Orderly
Will Keen ... Surgeon
Louise Brealey ... Sexy Society Girl
Nicola Sloane ... Housekeeper
Freddie Fox ... Finnegan
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Storyline

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. Written by 20th Century Fox

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The legend is reborn. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for macabre images, violence and a sequence of destruction | See all certifications »

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UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Igor See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,469,341, 29 November 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,775,076, 18 February 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,140,474, 18 February 2016
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The "twist" that this movie puts on the classic tale is that it is told from Igor's perspective. However, Igor doesn't appear in the original novel "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. See more »

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How could have Igor learned to read much less become an expert on anatomy? His status in the circus was so low it is unlikely anyone would have invested in teaching him the rudiments of the 3Rs. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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.
Igor: I've been with the circus for as long as I can remember. Circuses like to think of themselves as families. But, of course, each one has its clown.
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Version of Frankenstein (2015) See more »

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Waltz from 'Coppélia'
Music by Léo Delibes
Libretto by Charles Nuitter
Arranged by Craig Armstrong
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It's alive?
29 November 2015 | by Zbigniew_KrycsiwikiSee all my reviews

The opening shot, blurry, a figure moving in slow motion, brought to my mind a scene in the book of the monster seen going across the snow- covered landscape from a distance, ... but that is about as close to the book as the film gets, which is both good and bad. It's good because it tells an original take on the story, but it's also bad because it tells a mostly satirical story, told from Igor's perspective, largely poking fun at the clichés in the various film versions of Frankenstein, rather than a faithful adaptation of the novel.

James McAvoy hams it up as Victor Frankenstein, with a brilliant intro ("Might I know your name?" Igor asks him, Vic turns to look at Igor, freeze frame, title appears) while the rest of the cast downplays it nicely, Jessica Findlay is quite attractive, even in the unrevealing Victorian-era clothing. The film is sightly more serious than its comedic-looking trailer made it appear. Good sets and costumes, and some quick witted, sharp dialogue, but the story never really comes alive (pun totally intended)

Curiously released at Thanksgiving 2015, it might have fared better than its $600.000 opening if it had been released at Halloween. Considering this was filmed in late 2013, it surely must have been ready for Halloween 2015, or 2014 for that matter.


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