This film is a twist on the Frankenstein story adapted from Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel. It features Victor and Igor working together to create a man with immortality. They start out with a monkey type of creature but they need to dispatch this experiment because it turns out to be very ugly in it’s demeanor!! Victor is expelled from college for his unorthodox methods but he obtains backing for his latest experiment from another classmate, Finnegan. Victor’s lab is raided and his latest creation of a man is nearly destroyed. Victor moves to Finnegan’s family estate in Scotland. Igor tries to pursue Victor not to animate his man creation.
There is a different perspective to this film in that it is told from the view of Igor. I didn't know any of his background or life before meeting Victor. McAvoy has really captured the crazed look in his eyes to this role!! He also manages to get two large estates destroyed!! I can only say that this is a CRAZY film and cannot be taken too seriously!!
111 min, Drama directed by Paul McGuigan with Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Daniel Mays, Spencer Wilding, Robin Pearce, Andrew Scott, Callum Turner, Di Botcher.
Note: Imdb 6.0 out of 10, 24% critic 36% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 1 1/2*, Amazon 3.6* out of 5* with 544 reviews.
Special Note: Filmed in Greater Manchester, London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Middlesex, Kent, England, UK and Aberdeenshire, Scotland.