Paul McGuigan in 2015 came up with science fiction story Victor Frankenstein The story is an adaptation of a novel Frankenstein which was written by Mary Sh

Victor Frankenstein Movie Review

Victor Frankenstein Movie Review English Movie Review
Review for the film " Victor Frankenstein"
Runtime: 1 Hour 50 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 25-11-2015
Genre: Horror, Sci Fi, Drama
2.75 / 5.0



Paul McGuigan in 2015, came up with science fiction story Victor Frankenstein. The story is an adaptation of a novel, Frankenstein, which was written by Mary Shelley. The story was re-written by Max Landis for the movie. The film released on 25th November 2015 starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe in lead roles.


The story revolves around two friends who comes together to discover life after death. Victor played by James McAvoy meets a nameless man at the circus. He rescues him from his physical abnormalities and names him Igor. Igor is played by Daniel Radcliffe. The two become friends and plan to work on Victor’s ongoing experiment. Victor and Igor create a chimpanzee by artificial means and name it Gordon. Roderick Turpin, the local inspector, is keeping an eye on them, he finds the experiment illegal. Meanwhile, Igor finds love in Lorelei and wants to show her the experiment. When Lorelei arrives, Gordon comes to life and creates a hell. Igor and Victor have to bring down Gordon to maintain peace. Victor is expelled from the college for unusual methods. Finnegan, who is a wealthy classmate of Victor, offers him to make a humanoid. Victor and Igor again together name the humanoid Prometheus. Turpin forays into Victor’s laboratory and destroys everything there, but Finnegan sends his men to save him. Turpin losses an eye and hand in the mishap. Finnegan shifts Victor and Igor to his residence in Scotland. After Victor and Igor fall out with each other Finnegan kidnaps Igor and tell him that he will kill Victor after Prometheus is build. He throws Igor in the river to drown, but he manages to escape. Together with Lorelei, he decides to rescue Victor. At the climax, Turpin also arrives to kill Victor. He shoots Prometheus which ignites it, Prometheus, comes to life and kills Finnegan and Turpin. Together again, Victor and Igor bring down Prometheus. Igor is badly injured. After he recovers, he finds out that Victor has left for new research. Victor leaves a letter for Igor describing his guilt. It ends with Lorelei and Igor living happily.

Star Performances

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe portrayed their relationship beautifully. Both of them were fine with their dialogues. Jessica Findlay’s role is not that big enough to be judged, but she was fine at her place. The negative role was fantastically played by Freddie Fox. His style and timing got the audience to cheer.


Paul McGuigan amazes us with this creation, but it seemed to be unreal at some points. 

What’s there?

1. There is Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy at their best.
2. Freddie Fox will steal your heart with his acting.
3. If you are a fiction lover, then will not disappoint you.

What’s not there?

The film lacked the spark as everything looked very routine and unimaginative. It offers very little interest in providing something fresh but yes, if you love fictional stories then you should watch it.


Only if you are free and feel like imagining the unimaginative then watch this.