Movie Review, I Frankenstein

by Matt Slick

I Frankenstein is loosely based on the Frankenstein monster created by Mary Shelley, with an even looser borrowing from the Bible regarding demons and folklore's gargoyles.  The story starts off 200 years ago with Frankenstein's creation.  Then, with a quick passage of time, we arrive at the present day.  The monster, played by Aaron Eckhart, is apparently immortal and finds an unlikely ally among the gargoyles.  But, of course, there's a problem.  Frankenstein's monster, called Adam, isn't human, nor demon, nor gargoyle.  He doesn't fit anywhere.  Adam is on a quest to learn who, or what, he really is and in present day he finds himself the unwilling participant in a spiritual battle that will lead to either the destruction or salvation of the human race. 

I watched it in 3-D and enjoyed the special effects, some of which were really cool.  Also, being the Christian apologist that I am, I always have an interest in spiritual matters and how Hollywood portrays them. 

There is brief obscenity and a lot of violence, along with some graphic demonic portrayals.  Thankfully, there's no nude scenes, homosexuality, or fornication.  It's just a movie loosely based around the 1818 Frankenstein novel with several modern twists, special effects, and well, not the best plot.  But, I never have been one to waste my critical eye upon movies that I know are not meant to be plot development specialties that have well-developed characters with whom we become emotionally attached.  That is why with movies such as I Frankenstein, I watch for the special effects--and I was not disappointed.  However, you might be.  Don't expect a great movie.  But, if you want to be entertained with cool visuals, spiritual battles, and some pretty decent fight scenes, then you will not be disappointed.


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.