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Watch Trailer For Kevin Grevioux’s CGI Overloaded Orgy, 'I, Frankenstein'

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by Sergio
October 4, 2013 7:56 PM
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We've previously written about actor/writer/producer Kevin Grevioux, the guy who originally created the concept for the Underworld film franchise.and many other things.

And the really great thing about Grevioux is that he’s always thinking “outside the box” that they usually want to put black writers and filmmakers in, instead of creating his own fantasy, supernatural, horror projects.

The bad news is that when they wind up looking like his upcoming I, Frankenstein - starring Aaron Eckhart - then, dare I say, I would rather watch Baggage Claim instead.

Grevioux, who wrote the film, is one of the executive producers and has a role in it as well, has been developing the project for some time, and when I first heard about it, I was thinking it was going to be a unique and gruesome twist on the classic, old horror story.

Well that’s what I hoped.

Instead, from this just released trailer, it’s going to be yet another one of those bloated CGI porno orgy “tentpole” movies, that barely has any relation to Mary Shelly’s classic novel, and is designed mainly to be the first of a Lionsgate-keeping-its-fingers-crossed franchise, raking in tons of money.

It’s all empty and boring razzle dazzle, with no substance and instantly forgettable. And, of course, it’s a safe, castrated PG-13-rated movie to boot, which means it’s going to be frantically ADD edited, within an inch of its life, during the action and fight sequences, but with no blood, no gore, no fun.

You’ve seen it all before, 1000 times, and you can predict every single thing that happens up to its ambiguous ending, setting the film up for possible sequels.

When are they going to start realizing that every moviegoer is not some coke-bottle-glasses-wearing 14 year old bullied in school kid, with adenoids - although I have to believe that even they are tired of this crap too as well.

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15 Comments

  • memorexe | October 7, 2013 10:07 PMReply

    It didn't seem so bad, why all the hate? I'll definitely download when it's released on blu-ray. Of I skipped right to the trailer before reading the article, and I kept waiting for Frankenstein to turn black, but I guess that might have been too CGI for this movie.

  • other song | October 9, 2013 11:10 AM

    LOL

  • memorexe | October 7, 2013 10:08 PM

    *of course I skipped...

  • furtgo | October 7, 2013 4:33 PMReply

    I like the trailer, big hot CGI mess in a good way, and it's good news to have a movie starring, ahem, "mainstream" actors be written by someone considered part of a specialty audience. It will be a hit for the bootleggers who sell on the sidewalk in my area. Hope that counts when Hollywood does their numbers…

  • Winston | October 7, 2013 1:42 PMReply

    I've read this article front to back, five times at least. And I still don't see any information related to where the orgy will be held, if it's too late to participate, or if blood tests are required. Can somebody help me, please? I don't want to miss this.

  • RT | October 7, 2013 12:59 PMReply

    Damn bro you got your venom on for this project. I can't say I'm really interested in it, and no it doesn't look like it has shit to do with Frankenstein but it doesn't look much worst than any other middle of the road hollywoood fantasy/action hybrid. Shit you want more interesting things from black filmmakers, so do I but have you made a studio film before? Do you know how hard it is to pull an original idea through that machine? Do you know that a writer/producer usually has very little to do with the trailer for a studio film? Kevin may not be the filmmaker we want but he could open doors for that person or project when it comes along. I ain't saying you need to support it or love it, but this is the trailer man, maybe go see the film and then write a review, before you predict everything about it and use your forum to persuade people not to see it.

  • Poblano | October 8, 2013 9:04 AM

    True that.

  • videomotion | October 6, 2013 6:30 AMReply

    This might seem funny to say, but I honestly hope this does well at the box office regardless if it turns out to be good or bad. I'm an indie film fan through and through but a least there's another light that's saying we as a people are slowly breaking through to the industry. Kevin is an African American Male who is "commercially" seen as physically and vocally imposing. These are things that people usually discriminate against, not to mention being black. I've read up on his history/interviews and he seems to be an extremely intelligent human being.
    1. Lionsgate is willing to distribute a brother with a medium-blockbuster size production budget.
    2. He ADAPTED HIS OWN COMIC BOOK INTO A WIDELY RELEASED BIG-BUDGET FLICK!!
    What?!! When does that happen?

    How many black producers have been able to even get in the same room as execs who are willing to write a budget check like this one? Who'd even listen to a pitch? A handful...MAYBE.
    Lionsgate is cool in my book.
    Am I a huge fan of Underworld and explosions-for-days-multiplex-cinema? Not really... But I'm still happy for him.

    And yes, I'm gonna be standing in line for tickets just like I was for Pariah.

  • other song | October 7, 2013 10:17 AM

    I disagree with you Sergio. I'm gonna see this movie for sure. It looks better than Underworld, which was generic stuff (so I'm not really surprised Frankenstein looks generic too). I'm an action fantasy fan. When people make these movies, I'm there. No questions asked. It looks vaguely interesting and probably forgettable, but this is meant to be entertainment vs something of substance. A lolipop vs a steak. Sure it'd be nice to get more steaks in a lollipop-crowded market (with few lollipops actually tasting great) but I'll give this bruh a chance. I agree with Videomotion.

  • sergio | October 6, 2013 12:18 PM

    If I went out a brought a ticket no matter how lame the shit was because some brother was involved in it I would be a pauper. I supposed you saw Don't Back Down last year because it was photographed by a black cinmatogrpaher Roman Osin.

    Though i do admit I do support black adult film stars every chance I get because they're back

  • videomotion | October 6, 2013 11:31 AM

    I say that because I want to buy tickets... It's worth $6 on a Sunday.
    Just thought I'd be nice to give the man some credit where it's do.
    Turning our noses up at each other does little to remedy the lack of black talent (of any particular measure at all) finding work in Hollywood.
    Just saying.

  • Sergio | October 6, 2013 10:14 AM

    "And yes, I'm gonna be standing in line for tickets just like I was for Pariah".

    People always say that to make themselves look good to other people, but they rarely, if ever, live up to their promises. Just sounding that you're "supportive" is enough

  • Vichus | October 5, 2013 9:26 PMReply

    I don't know what's more tired: a CGI-laden fantasy action film, or Sergio's 1980s image of nerds?

  • scripttease | October 5, 2013 1:55 PMReply

    Talking about a Mandingo of a man.... saw him on an episode of Face Off on SyFy, and that voice.

  • Msloupe | October 5, 2013 11:48 PM

    He could defiantly get it ;)!!! The trailer looks terrible though!!! 0__0

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