Movie Review: ‘Victor Frankenstein’ recasts the God vs. science tale as buddy movie
THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Manohla DargisS
HOLLYWOOD---You cannot keep a good monster down, especially when there’s franchise money to be made. This doubtless explains “Victor Frankenstein,” a pop romp that exhumes Mary Shelley’s famous monster-maker for a jaunty bromance with his bestie, Igor. Thin as a halfpenny, “Victor Frankenstein” has nothing to offer on science and the mysteries of creation, but it does reaffirm the grip that Shelley’s story retains on the imagination, no matter how far afield it’s taken. It’s vaguely cute, even if, despite the floating eyes and other attractions, the detective who tries to ruin Victor’s party can’t help turning your thoughts from Shelley to Doyle. [link] “Victor Frankenstein” is rated PG-13 (parents strongly cautioned). Vivisection and other violence. Running time: 1 hour 49 minutes.