It looks like Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his trusty sidekick, Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), will be making a monster with the power of electricity and battling it with the power of snark.
We’re all going to be happier if we forget Mary Shelley while watching, though to be fair, that is true of every single Frankenstein movie ever made, so there is no point holding that against Fox. This also looks lighter on its feet than most recent attempts to re-invent monsters. No one is battling enemies through the ages or living an eternal, tortured life after trading their souls for their country’s safety.
Whether it will be any good…remains to be seen. I’m rather hoping for “so bad it’s good,” myself.
Synopsis for Frankenstein
James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.
In Theaters – November 25, 2015
Cast – Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Freddie Fox