When The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was slotted to be released on the same weekend as Marvel’s new powerhouse film franchise The Avengers, no one thought that Fox Searchlight Pictures’ counter-programming colourful indie would perform the way it did. Adding veteran and polished masterclass actors Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson, the original film surpassed all expectations by grossing well over $130 million at the worldwide box office, alas, allowing for the possibility of a sequel and this review.
I can just imagine what the pitch meeting for I, Frankenstein was like…It was probably a lot like, if not identical to, the pitch about a long feuding history between vampires and werewolves that have taken over the city’s underworld, with a love story thrown in there just for fun. Alas, from the producers of Underworld, with some of the same actors in Underworld, and with the exact same narrative of Underworld , comes…not Underworld, but I, Frankenstein. If you’re confused, stay with me.
If you were able to travel back in time to the past events of your life, what exactly would you change? In Richard Curtis‘ new time-traveling romantic-comedy, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) decides to go back and change his life, all in the name of love. Not that he could really go back and ‘kill Hitler or shag Helen of Troy’, as his father suggests.