Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Frankenstein Theory

The tag line for this one should read: Part Troll Hunter, Part The Blair Witch Project... ALL Boring. Some lunatic is obsessed with the Frankenstein Monster, and is bound and determined to prove he exists. He finds a guide, and sets out with a crew comprised of film students into the wilderness of the Great White North to search for evidence and hopefully capture footage of the Monster.

If you're like me, and still don't completely hate found footage flicks, this might sound like it wouldn't be that bad of a way to spend an evening. If you're also like me, and decide to do so, you're going to most likely be two things: bored as shit, and totally disappointed. This one falls into the usual found footage trappings of a WHOLE lot of talk, and not a lot of action, at least up until the last couple of minutes. Here's the thing though, if you're going to make me wait for 86 of your 90 minute run time to show me even a glimpse of anything, you better make for damn sure those first 86 minutes are at least entertaining. In the case of The Frankenstein Theory, they aren't. I didn't like the characters, the dialog is awful, I felt like the movie was horribly paced, and even at the end, when you sort of get to see the Monster, he isn't particularly impressive. The poster above is about the only way to really even see him. Skip this one.

1 comment:

J. Astro said...

Thanks for the warning! Could've easily seen myself being suckered into this one.