Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Victor Frankenstein film review

Went to see this movie at the Leeds/Bradford Odeon with my friend Bev.

IMDB says: 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.

Still of Daniel Radcliffe in Victor Frankenstein (2015)

In this Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push) directed and Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) screenplay/screen story written (the novel by Mary Shelley) film, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black) stars as Igor and James McAvoy (X-Men, The Last King of Scotland) as Victor.

Saved from a degrading life in the circus, Igor helps Victor with his research into immortality, he starts out excited about medical research and the chance to use his advanced brain, but slowly comes to realise that the experiments are dangerous, and Victor may not be what he seemed.

When the missing body parts mount up, the police become involved and religious and moralistic Inspector Turpin (Andrew Scott: Spectre, TVs Sherlock) suspects that the missing circus hunchback and medical student may be connected.

Co-starring Bronson Webb (Kingdom of Heaven, The Dark Knight) as Raffety, Freddie Fox (Three Musketeers, Pride) as Finnegan, Charles Dance (The Imitation Game, TVs Game of Thrones) as Victor's father and Jessica Brown Findlay (Albatross, TVs Downton Abbey) as Lorelei, the film centres mostly around Igor, his origin story if you like, and his relationship with Victor, rather than the monster, so you will have to wait a long time to see it. 

Trivia: Their are four cast members of TVs Sherlock in the movie, Andrew Scott (Moriarty),  Mark Gatiss (Mycroft Holmes) and Louise Brealey (Molly Hooper). Alistair Petrie (Major James Sholto). Director Paul McGuigan also directed 4 episodes of the series.

Still of Andrew Scott in Victor Frankenstein (2015)

Tagline: Discover the origin of the monster and his creation.                           6/10

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