The first trailer for Victor Frankenstein just dropped today and it looks…well it looks interesting. Take a look.
It is directed by Paul McGuian of Push and Lucky Number Slevin fame and stars James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe. If you don’t know what those two have started in, then we are not friends. The trailer doesn’t give me the highest hopes for a new look into the minds of the characters I was fascinated by in Mary Shelley’s book. It looks more like a re-imagining of Universal’s characters in the original Frankenstein movie released in 1931. I am, but I am not disappointed by this. The original was a great horror classic and I’m not too sure how I feel about Hollywood tampering with it, but I did love The Mummy remake in 1999. So I guess I’m trying to keep an open mind here.
Some quick thoughts from the trailer:
- Frankenstein and Igor being friends gives the movie a buddy comedy feel ala Weird Science.
- Moriarty lives! Oh, wait, sorry. When is Sherlock coming back?
- Loving the mispronouncing of Frankenstein. Good shout out to the brilliant Young Frankenstein.
- Am I the only person a little disappointed that Igor is just Radcliffe in a bad wig and not full on hunchback, weird eye, sidekick?
What do you think of the trailer for Victor Frankenstein? Are you sold on seeing the movie? Tell me what you think in the comments.