Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG-13 Length: 92 minutes
Age Appropriate For: 13+. Surprisingly, only one curse word and no sexual content! Otherwise, it’s heavy in fantasy violence, including fighting, depictions of demons and gargoyles, some torture, and the electronic process that brought Frankenstein’s monster to life. Most of it isn’t really gory or explicit—only a couple of scenes are overly bloody—but it is all pretty stupid.
What happened to Aaron Eckhart’s career? ‘I, Frankenstein’ is impressively awful dreck, clearly an attempt at the beginning of a franchise but really just a tedious and poorly written copycat of the ‘Underworld’ franchise.
By Roxana Hadadi
“I, Frankenstein” is the quintessential January movie, in that it is garbage that Lionsgate wouldn’t even screen for critics before its release. But don’t worry, the film has terrible 3-D to bump up ticket prices and an awful ending that leaves open the possibility of a sequel. Why? Because the studio can. But don’t let them scam you, too. “I, Frankenstein” has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.