The Frankenstein Theory

2013

Action / Horror / Sci-Fi

75
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 22%
IMDb Rating 4.2 10 2642

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Timothy V. Murphy as Karl McCallion
Kris Lemche as Jonathan Venkenhein
Joe Egender as Clarence Malusky
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1hr 27 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by By-TorX-1 3 / 10

Even Doctor Frankenstein Couldn't Bring This Film To Life

The Frankenstein Theory does something rather impressive: it finds a new angle with which to address Mary Shelley's classic and oft cinematically told tale, but don't get excited as the execution of the film completely negates this initial originality, to dismal effect. If the film had just simply told the story of a group of investigators trying to track down a real Frankenstein's monster, then this film would have worked, but the creatives unfortunately opt for the found footage approach (and why not? The Blair Witch Project only established the dubious subgenre 14 years earlier - it's still hip!), and kill the concept stone dead (to the extent that even a lightning bolt couldn't revive it). Suffice to say, there is a lot of characters endlessly talking to the shaky camera, druggy yokel witnesses, and some off-camera howls and is-it-or-isn't-it Frankenstein's Monster activity, until an ultimate (SPOILER!!!!) "Oh, it IS Frankenstein's Monster!" revelation at the very last minute. Consequently, a great idea becomes a thoroughly moribund filmic experience (if you think that the cover image of said monster will ever be realized on screen, then prepare to be very, very disappointed), and the neat move of presenting Shelley's tale as a 'true story' becomes both boring and uninspiring, and that is a shame given the overall premise.

Reviewed by pesic-1 2 / 10

lol

I laughed when 'Frankenstein's monster' finally made its appearance. I also vomited several times due to the shaky camera, which is conveniently pointing away from the monster most of the time, I guess because they didn't want to show the lame monster before the very end. I can't believe they decided to show it, considering it was so unimpressive and silly.

The film fails to generate real tension, it suffers from the common problem with found footage, which is characters that bicker constantly, and it also fails to generate likable characters. We don't like any of them, and we don't even hate any of them. When they start to drop like flies, it makes no difference to us. Of course, Found footage does function largely as a kind of simulation of events, which means that you are not meant to care about protagonists, and instead enjoy the ride, being 'one of the crew'. Still, the film should not leave you totally indifferent, and this film never made me care. Also, as a simulation it is quite unimpressive. Many opportunities to make it really scary and suspenseful were lost, and there is too much padding.

Two lousy stars.

Reviewed by JoeB131 1 / 10

Running out of things to Find Found Footage For

The Curse of the Blair Witch continues, with once again, an implausible concept of Found Footage of a horrifying event.

The plot is that a descendant of an 18th century scientist leads a badly equipped badly planned expedition to Northern Canada to find Frankenstein's monster, who he claims his ancestor created. Faster than you can say "Public Domain", the characters are picked off one by one in fits of bad acting.

The goofiness of these kinds of movies is that they would keep cameras rolling when all this horrific stuff is going on. "Hey, my friends are being killed all around me by an improbable supernatural force! I'd better keep filming. Oh, wait, I'm the only one left? I'd better set my camera up on a tripod so that it can capture my tragic yet entirely predictable demise!"

they do a good job of keeping the Monster out of frame so you can't see how cheap and generally unimpressive it is.

Oh, and for the reviewer who says you had to have read Mary Shelly's original work to truly appreciate it? Not really. I have, that really didn't add anything to it because Frankie just turns out to be another boring Found Footage Monster killing people for the sake of killing them. There's just nothing special about him.

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