I, Frankenstein 3D

Featured In Issue 187, June 2014

3D Picture4.5
WSR Score4
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Sequences of intense fantasy action and violence
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Based on The Darkness Studios graphic novel I, Frankenstein created by Kevin Grevioux, the thriller takes place 200 years after Dr. Frankenstein's shocking creation came to life. Celestial forces name the creature Adam and arm him with weapons to defeat the demons that are constantly seeking his destruction. However, soon Adam finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity and discovers that he also holds the key that could destroy humankind. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Co-writer/Director Stuart Beattie; commentary with filmmakers Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, James McQuaide, and Kevin Grevioux; the featurettes Creating A Monster (HD 13:00) and Frankenstein's Creatures (HD 14:18); the theatrical trailer; upfront previews; and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.40:1 1080p MVC 3D was a conversion in the View-D™ Stereo process created by Prime Focus North America and India. The picture exhibits a color palette cloaked in golden-brownish hues. Earthly hued throughout, with dark shadows and solid blacks, contrast is well balanced. Fleshtones are stylized with certain characters and naturally toned for others. Primaries are strongly hued, for dramatic effect. Resolution is excellent with fine detail evident throughout. The 3D effect is effectively dimensional with excellent perspective and depth, with a focus on the positive parallax and occasional out-of-screen effects. The action sequences are non-stop, with the enhanced dimensionality created by the 3D conversion. This is an exciting, visually dimensional picture that delivers an engaging 3D experience. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ soundtrack is limited to 5.1 channels instead of the theatrical presentation, which included Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Atmos, and Auro 11.1 sound. The soundtrack is infused with a strong, driving orchestral music score that is nicely recorded with a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the surrounds for strong envelopment. Atmospherics and sound effects aggressively define the soundfield with directionalized impact. Deep bass is a constant sonic effect with strong, extended sub-25 Hz energy in the .1 LFE channel. Dialogue is often convincingly integrated spatially but also at times wanting. This is an intense holosonic® soundfield experience that always is engaging and energetic. (Gary Reber)