Davis Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Moving Picture Company (MPC),

Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Charles Dance

Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) has a dream of proving his theory that life can be created. Meanwhile Igor (Daniel Radcliff) has a bad hunchback and has resorted to performing in a sort of freak sideshow. Dr. Frankenstein sees how badly Igor is being treated and helps him escape and cures his hunchback turning Igor into a respected citizen, and has him become his assistant to help him prove that his theory is possible. This is a whole new look at the story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein focusing on Igor’s story.

This is truly Daniel Radcliff’s movie. I am glad he took on the part. He has really nailed the part, and it’s not a very easy role. As the good doctor loses his sanity more and more and more, Igor is standing beside him trying protect him from destroying himself. There’s a lot of action and excitement in the story, but a bit of romance as Igor seeks after the pretty girl on the trapeze that he always longed for. Daniel Radcliff pours his whole soul into the movie, but sadly that’s not enough to rescue the story. The film just didn’t catch on, and I can understand why. James McAvoy was a little too unhinged and way out there. It was just a little too chaotic. But I enjoyed the film and was glad I took time out to go see it. I don’t think everyone will like this, but if a period piece with a lot of character development put into it is your thing, please give this a try. It wasn’t a bad film at all. It was just a little out there for some folks.

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