Probably could have been an alright mini series.
Well the lines are too long. Some background music could have saved this.
did you know Frankenstein is the doctors name as the monster was never given a name in the films!!
So, Dr. Frankenstein didn't die, nor did his monster. They both have lived for 200 years - among the others. The doctor has actually created an enhanced version of the human and intends to, more or less, conquer the world with them. But then people, enhanced people, start dying and the police has to intervene.
This is probably the first movie ever during which I have written notes. I just had so many thoughts in my mind that I had to write them down to remember what I was thinking while watching. In a nutshell, I think the modernization is interesting (and yet another remake would have been more than unnecessary) but the execution could have been better. But what can you do if the director's merits include the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre?
Many familiar names appear in the credits: Michael Madsen (if I had paid to see this, it would've been worth it by the scene where he was pregnant), Thomas Kretschmann (for a change he is NOT a Nazi), Scorsese producing, Angelo Badalamenti's theme song... Adam Golberg's Detective Sloane pissed the hell out of me.
I wouldn't necessarily call this movie "crap" because the basic idea actually is quite intriguing. However, by no means I would say that this is a good movie either. Just recently I wrote down few lines to describe generally my rating criteria for movies and the description for 1,5 stars sums this movie up quite well: "Quite bad. However, either it has something quite good in it, I got some good laughs out of it, or I bothered to follow the plot." There you have it.