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‘Victor Frankenstein’ is a mashed-up mess (Our grade: D)

Daniel Radcliffe, left, plays Igor and James McAvoy plays Dr. Frankenstein in "Victor Frankenstein."

Daniel Radcliffe, left, plays Igor and James McAvoy plays Dr. Frankenstein in “Victor Frankenstein.”

by Rene Rodriguez – Miami Herald

Someone left a copy of Mary Shelley’s novel out in the rain, threw the wet mess into a blender, hit puree and came up with “Victor Frankenstein,” the 758th movie retelling of the seminal horror tale, this time with a dash of Marvel Comics and a revisionist perspective thrown in for flavor.

Although the mad doctor with a God complex (played by James McAvoy) gets title billing, the star this time is his faithful assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), a circus sideshow freak whose hump turns out to have been a really big zit (no, seriously) and whose curved spine is quickly fixed by wearing a backbrace. There, good as new!

» Read full review at MyStatesman.com » Find showtimes for “Victor Frankenstein”


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