James McAvoy & Daniel Radcliffe in First 'Victor Frankenstein' Trailer

August 18, 2015
Source: YouTube

Victor Frankenstein Trailer

"I shall create a man after our own image!" 20th Century Fox has debuted the first official trailer for Victor Frankenstein, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale, with a screenplay by Max Landis. As interesting of a concept as this may seem, with a talented cast, alas this looks absolutely awful, with CGI filling up so many scenes and the rest just looking considerably dull and instantly forgettable. Aside from McAvoy and Radcliffe as awkward friends, the cast includes Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Mark Gatiss, Freddie Fox and Daniel Mays. Most of the all the dialogue is just atrocious, and makes me want to stay as far away from this as possible. Enjoy!

Here's the first trailer for Paul McGuigan's Victor Frankenstein, direct from Fox's YouTube:

And here's a slightly different UK trailer for Victor Frankenstein, also direct from YouTube:

Victor Frankenstein Poster

Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. Victor Frankenstein, originally known as just Frankenstein, is directed by filmmaker Paul McGuigan, of The Acid House, Lucky Number Slevin, Wicker Park and Push previously. The screenplay is written by Max Landis, of Chronicle. Fox will release Victor Frankenstein in theaters everywhere starting Wednesday, November 25th this fall. You in?

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  • Panzerknecker
    Oh this looks bad.
  • Xerxexx
    Meh rent
  • Jedi
    Did they just include a nod to Young Frankenstein (Frahnkenshteen/Frankenstein dialog) in their trailer?
    • tommyturner
      Yes! And it was awesome.
  • Jon Odishaw
    While being far from the top of the must-see list I dont think this looks as bad as you all say it is.
    • Jordan Odinson
      Well you can't deny Fox has been having one giant turd filled run this year. At least they had the decency to make their first turd the first release this year to warn us. Apart from two or three decent films this year and am going by reviews mostly because the only Fox films I have seen this year are Taken 3, Kingsman, and Fantastic Four. I guess we all know which one is the best of the bunch.
  • Brian Sleider
    Shitty cover song ruined decent trailer. Mary Shellys' was damn near perfect. I Hope this isnt ass. One of the fist scifi stories ever.
    • Alex Morrison
      What's the original song?
      • Higgens
        Break On Through-The Doors.
  • Jordan Odinson
    Well no wonder they are starting to roll out the marketing now for this "blockbuster" and it comes out in less than three months, they know it's going to bomb and they don't give a shit. It seriously is also ripping off on the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movies so hard it's just hard to see past that even in the poster it's identical to them. Fox your dropping the ball real hard this year and all your balls.
  • Eric Lankford
    I disagree with others. I'm actually very pleased with this. James McAvoy is perfect for this if he plays this similar to his performance in Trance, and I love every other actor I saw. The movie looks bright, colorful, contrary to the sort of grit used with Fantastic Four or other "re-imaginings" of stories lately. I'm not a fan of the first trailers emphasis on the monster stuff, but I know from other posts that the plot focuses more on Igor's perception of Frankenstein's descent into madness and THAT looks to me like it is being well played by the actors. I could care less about the music because clearly they haven't finished composing a soundtrack. I'm sure later trailers will feature music composed for the movie, but for a story we all know, this trailer teased and set a pace that I hope the movie follows. Also I don't see the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movies. I'm not saying this is good, but I see more of Van Helsing (2004) than those movies.
  • ari smulders
    Daniel Radcliffe is the new Brian Cranston ,he irritates me allot! Again a Frankenstein story in Victorian England, it will fall flat on his face!
  • Lewis M.
    Looks fun to me.
  • RJmacready
    • "in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale, with a screenplay by Max Landis." 😉 That IS interesting, but nah, this looks terrible.
      • RJmacready
        F for reading comprehension. #youwin
        • Ha. You know, to be honest, I'm looking forward to Landis' American Ultra way more. (Which I'm seeing tonight btw...) But into that Landis film much more.
  • RAW_D
    The aesthetics look interesting, but the banter kills any excitement I had for this. Redbox for scho.
  • Nielsen700
  • Alpivan
    Looks & Sounds like it's trying to hard to be Guy Richie's Sherlock Holmes.
  • Firefly15
    Yikes! This looks terrible.
    Looks like a notch above the VAN HELSING style films out there. I don't think it looks horrible, but I don't think this looks good either. Probably somewhere in the 6 out of 10 camp. McAvoy and Radcliffe look like they were having a lot of fun on set during the filming.
  • shiboleth
    James McAvoy is worth the effort. But, if he keeps making movies like this, I don't know for how long is that going to be interesting. As for Radcliffe, I admire him for trying, but, that just isn't it. I'll check it someday on tv ...
  • Lar Rackell
    If we got a trailer that's somewhere between the US and the UK trailers, I think it'd look more intriguing than either of them make it out to be.
  • TK
    I like McGuigan's work on Sherlock and it doesn't look awful but I do get a bit of Dracula Untold which was pretty forgettable. I will give it a chance simply because of Radcliffe and McAvoy. Also Alex are we going to hear your guys thoughts on Fantastic Four anytime soon? I've heard rumors about the behind the scenes craziness but was wondering if you guys had any other insight into how it all went terribly wrong.
  • OfficialJab
    This isn't the Frankenstein that's tying in with Universal's new monster avengers is it?
    • Alex Morrison
      No because this is Fox
  • toonfed
    well that doesn't look so bad.
  • Snowmanfloza
    weird tone, is this funny, serious, goofy, or scary? Also, i think i hate Harry Potter in other movies and I dont know why.
  • Trix256
    Looks good. I like these styled movies
  • Ian Robinson
    If you're going to slag off dialogue, best make sure your own sentence makes sense, eh? "Most of the all the dialogue is just atrocious" indeed.
    • don't shoot the messenger
      Hey, people don't pay money to read this specific site, and it doesn't take more than a minute to read this article. People would, however, be paying money and more than a few minutes to watch this specific movie. The standards should be higher. Much higher. The dialogue is indeed atrocious.




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