Underworld is one of my favourite films. The same goes for Blade (I and II, never III), Van Helsing, and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. It is very definitely a guilty pleasure – these are, by no stretch of the imagination, high art – but over-the-top, action heavy, dark fantasy films are just so much fun. Everything about them, from the over-acting to the insane weaponry (Van Helsing features a fully automatic crossbow, Hansel and Gretel a crossbow that shoots at right angles), to the apocalyptic plots, makes them a roller-coaster ride of excitement.
When I heard of I, Frankenstein, I was excited. It seemed another film to add to the list of ridiculous, overwrought films where people fight the forces of darkness with awesome weapons to rock music. Continue reading “I, Frankenstein”