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Film This Weekend: Victor Frankenstein

Film This Weekend: Victor Frankenstein

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    Dec 04, 2015   Author : admin


This weekend’s two big openings at the UK Box Office explore two different eras in time. While Pawn Sacrifice beings in the early 1950s, Victor Frankenstein re-creates a surreal world in the 19th century. Choosing between Tobey McGuire and Daniel Radcliffe seems like a tough deal to crack, so let us help you out a bit! 


The other release this weekend being Daniel Radcliffe’s much talked about film – a take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Ever since its first look, the film has garnered much attention from Daniel Radcliffe fans across the world, but however high the hopes have been the film seems to have failed to deliver. 

Touted as an origin story for the legendary character from the books, Victor Frankenstein stars James McAvoy as the radical scientist with ambitious plans of experimenting with human immortality along with his assistant Igor Strausman performed by Daniel Radcliffe. Things being to spiral when Igor starts doubting his limits and just how far he is willing to go while his crazy experiments has Detective Inspector Roderick Turpin acted by Andrew Scott meddling with them.

The movie boasts of a stellar cast, but sloppy execution has spelt the death knell for it. It is quite confused on the scripting and even though ambitiously offers a twisted viewpoint of a classic tale; it falls short of providing a cohesive and consistent picture. 

Overall, this weekend seems to be peppered by period films, taking us to different points in time with Pawn Sacrifice the other release this weekend. So, strap up your seatbelts, get ready for the time traveling experience at the cinema, and take your pick wisely! 

Images: Screenrant | MYC Entertainment Writer: Soma Dutta

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