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MOVIE REVIEW: Victor Frankenstein (2015)

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Directed by Paul McGuigan

The monster of Frankenstein is lifeless before Victor became a legend but the film wasn’t brought up to life until the very end. Victor Frankenstein tries a new twist of the famous scientist’s story but fails to patch its ideas into a monstrous and exuberant tale of bringing back someone from the dead. Though the film focuses on Victor and Igor which was played well by McAvoy and Radcliffe, the film tries to find a heart but ends up superficial and dull.

Despite trying to make something out of the story, the direction seems tedious to follow even with exciting sequences and good acting. Victor Frankenstein may be compared to last year’s Dracula Untold. Let monsters be monsters and humans be humans, the modern take doesn’t need to be restrained from being engagingly horrific.

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2 Stars

“Victor Frankenstein” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox, locally distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated PG-13 by the MTRCB.

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