I, Frankenstein [2014] [PG-13] - 1.7.3

 
 

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Victor Frankenstein's monster (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself in the middle of a battle between a clan of gargoyles and a horde of demons. Also with Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Aden Young, Caitlin Stasey, Mahesh Jadu and Steve Mouzakis. Directed by Stuart Beattie. [1:33]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A monster removes his shirt after receiving a wound on his back and we see his bare chest, abdomen and back (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A woman lying dead in a bed is wearing a nightgown that reveals a bit of her upper chest and cleavage. Women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in a few scenes. A female gargoyle is shown with the outline of breasts evident. A demon transforms and we see his bare chest and abdomen.
 A monster and a woman hold hands briefly. A female gargoyle reaches to move the hair out of the face of a monster and he flinches.
 A female gargoyle talks about having wanted to be with a male gargoyle but that it was forbidden; she then dies. A woman talks about making a monster a companion.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - During the frequent battle sequences we see demons being killed with weapons and when a death blow is dealt there is a flash of red (resembling bloody tissue), then the demon breaks into glowing embers and finally into a column of flames; the gargoyles glow in a blue/white light and are swept into the sky in beam of the light. Demons are shown in human form and when they transform, their flesh crumbles away in glowing embers and they are shown with red eyes, lumpy and blue-tinged or light gray skin, many pointed teeth and some have what looks like small horns on their heads; gargoyles are also shown in human form and when they transform we see them sprout large wings, claws and gargoyle features. A monster is shown with crudely stitched wounds on his face, chest, abdomen and back.
 A demon in human form crushes a man's throat with his demon hand (we hear it cracking and we see the man fall to the floor dead).
 A monster is surrounded by demons in a cemetery and they fight briefly until the monster is held on the ground by the throat; the monster stabs the demon in the chest and it bursts into glowing embers and a winged creature attacks the remaining demons (they burst into embers). Gargoyles on ledges are shown watching the streets as many demons approach; the gargoyles swoop to the street and fight with the demons (we see flashes of light and glowing embers as many from each side are killed). Three gargoyles in human form fight many demons with several being hit and bursting into embers; a gargoyle in human form jumps out an open window and transforms into a winged creature and we see him fighting with many demons (one's head appears to be lopped off as it bursts into embers). A monster and a demon fight with sticks and the demon spits and drools; the monster is slammed into a concrete pillar and is stunned briefly before being kicked over a ledge and we see him crashing into and bouncing off beams all the way down to the floor where he is held by a demon with a prod pressed to his throat; the monster stabs the demon and it explodes. A monster attacks demons with sticks and stabs one in the abdomen causing it to burst into glowing embers. A monster attacks a demon and slits its throat; it bursts into glowing embers. A monster pushes a demon's face into holy water in a church and the demon sizzles and bursts into embers after thrashing on the floor. A monster with an ax explores an abandoned building; a creature crashes through a window and the monster is thrown back; the creature kicks the monster and he falls out the window, then pulls himself back in where he fights with the creature and they fall together onto the roof of a car below where the creature is stabbed and killed. A demon is stabbed in the abdomen and he screams and bursts into glowing embers. We hear demons screaming as they are being re-animated.
 A monster fights a few gargoyles and punches one in the head in mid-air; other gargoyles fly overhead and follow the monster until one picks him up and flies with him into a compound where they all fight with demons. A monster attacks a demon in human form and they argue briefly until a police officer with gun drawn interrupts them; another demon in human form kills the police officer and we hear a squish (possibly with a quick blood spurt) before the officer hits the ground and the monster is picked up by a winged gargoyle. A voice-over describes how a monster killed a woman, while we hear a woman's scream and we see her lying motionless in bed with blood on her mouth as her husband looks on in horror. A gargoyle in female form is attacked by a demon and thrown to the floor (we see her later being held captive).
 A monster is encircled by glowing red embers and they stream into his eyes as he screams and then falls to the floor (he is OK). A man is shown pushing a body wrapped in a sheet and chained off a bridge and into water below. We see a man walking through the snow fall down and we are told that he died from the cold. A monster trudges through the snow while carrying what appears to be a dead man. A monster buries a man in a grave.
 A huge building surges, crumbles onto itself and then explodes; we see many bodies falling into a fiery pit. We see many bodies held in cages in a structure and we hear about plans to re-animate them. We see a dead man with crude stitch marks on his chest being placed into a machine where he will presumably be re-animated. We see a dead mouse with crude suture seams on its abdomen connected to a machine by tubes and wires; a stream of electricity is initiated and we see the mouse twitch and jolt while watching its heart on a computer screen; the electricity is increased and the mouse heart stops, then re-starts and the mouse breathes. We see a body with a large chest wound on a stretcher. We see organs floating in glass jars filled with liquid in a laboratory. A monster has a bloody wound on his back and we see a woman stitching it up (we see the needle and thread and the monster grimaces as it passes through his flesh). We see what are presumably dead bodies in body bags on a loading dock. A monster stretches and we hear bones cracking. A symbol is drawn onto the forehead of a monster in blood. A woman is shown being held by a demon and the demon's red eyes glow.
 A voice-over describes a monster being stitched, bolted and bludgeoned while we see a scientist working on re-animating a corpse; we see the corpse with crudely sewn stitches and bloody tissue. We see sketches of the body parts of a monster with some stitches and the progression of connecting the pieces.
 A monster with a knife is shown jumping toward three demons in human form and the camera cuts away showing sprays of glowing embers in a thick forest (presumably the demons were killed). A gargoyle carrying a monster in its claws throws him through an open window where he is held and chained by three gargoyles in human form and another places a metallic ring around his neck. A monster is chained to walls and struggles to free himself until two gargoyles in human form hold blades to his throat.
 A monster jumps through a window and lands on the floor of a laboratory where he is surrounded by demons in human form; the monster jumps out another window and crashes onto a subway car, and then falls between the cars (he is OK).
 A demon holds a monster by the throat and lifts him into the air. A monster punches a demon in the face and it drools what looks like saliva and then blood. A demon in human form punches a man in the face and he falls to the floor. A woman with a knife threatens a demon in human form and he grabs her arm and twists it causing her to drop the knife.
 A gargoyle in female form and a monster argue bitterly. Gargoyles in human form talk about "destroying it" in reference to a monster. We hear about a long war between gargoyles and demons. We hear about demons descending to hell when they are killed and that gargoyles ascend. A gargoyle in human form says, "God is not any longer the sole creator of man." A gargoyle in human form tells a monster, "Surely God will damn you" and the monster says, "He already has." A man talks about a monster and says, "What would it take to kill it?" A woman tells a demon that "You can destroy it when I'm done with it," in reference to a monster. A monster describes how the demons will "Kill some humans and enslave the rest." A monster says, "I killed his wife."

PROFANITY 3 - 2 scatological terms, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (wild beast, this thing, it, Godless creatures, unholy abomination), 1 religious exclamation (May God Forgive Me). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A bar scene shows people (some appear to be demons in human form) holding presumably alcoholic beverages.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Re-animation, betrayal, demons, gargoyles, souls, having a higher purpose, trust, duty, science, research, potential for a soul, denying who you are.

MESSAGE - All life is sacred. You're only a monster if you behave like one.

Special Keywords: S1 - V7 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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