Victor Frankenstein

Director Paul McGuigan (Push and Lucky Number Slevin) and writer Max Landis (American Ultra and Chronicle) approach this reimagining of Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale from the perspective of the trusted assistant Igor (Da

click to enlarge Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy in 'Victor Frankenstein'
Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy in 'Victor Frankenstein'

Director Paul McGuigan (Push and Lucky Number Slevin) and writer Max Landis (American Ultra and Chronicle) approach this reimagining of Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale from the perspective of the trusted assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), who works side-by-side with young doctor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) as he attempts to trigger life in dead flesh. The change in perspective would seem to be intriguing, especially in today’s fractured and multiple point-of-view world of analysis, but it also feels a bit crass, like every other attempt to recycle the old in search of a quick box office score. (Opens wide Wednesday) — tts (PG-13) Not screened in time for review

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