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Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his trusted assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But when Victor’s experiments go too far, his obsession has horrifying consequences, and now only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness...and save him from his monstrous creation!
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: A re-imagining without the imagining, Victor Frankenstein plays at providing a fresh perspective on an oft-told tale, but ultimately offers little of interest that viewers haven't already seen in superior Frankenstein films.
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Common Sense Says
Story about friendship loses focus in action and violence.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Victor Frankenstein is an action-oriented update of Mary Shelley's classic novel that focuses largely on the friendship between Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and Igor (Daniel Radcliffe); it has some blood and undeniably scary/horrific images, but it's not really a horror film. Expect plenty of fighting, punching, bashing, and kicking, plus some knives and shooting and monster violence. Some blood is shown, and there are monsters, explosions, and fire; minor characters die. Characters kiss, and a sex act is implied but not shown; there's also some minor sex talk. The main character drinks heavily during one sequence, but it appears to have no lasting effects. Language is infrequent but includes a couple of "s--t"s, as well as "damn," and "oh my God." There's a reference to a minor character being gay.
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- Release Date:November 25, 2015
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
If purchased in:4K
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