The Frankenstein Theory (2013) - Horror, Sci-Fi

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90

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From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror. What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone...

IMDB: 4.2
Director: Andrew Weiner
Stars: Joe Egender, Haydyn Foster
Length: 87 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 21 out of 60 found boring (35%)

One-line Reviews (46)

Probably one of the slowest found footage horrors I've ever seen all the way through.

Consequently, a great idea becomes a thoroughly moribund filmic experience (if you think that the cover image of said monster will ever be realized on screen, then prepare to be very, very disappointed), and so the neat move of presenting Shelley's tale as a 'true story' becomes both boring and uninspiring, and that is a shame given the overall premise.

"The Frankenstein Theory" takes the tired "found footage" formula and breathes new life into it with a compelling tale .

When people have money to film but no story to tell .

I have, that really didn't add anything to it because Frankie just turns out to be another boring Found Footage Monster killing people for the sake of killing them.

It is really really slow and there is almost NO entertainment at all.

I see other reviews have called this film a "boring snooze" and that a "cheese grater against the forehead" would be a better use of time than watching this...

I highly recommend it!

Capable but predictable and run-of-the-mill found footage horror .

Should be the Yawn-enstein theory...

An hour and a half of pointless yammering.

I also think the unusual choice of location was sufficiently compelling given the story's mythological basis (a la Devil's Pass and The Blair Witch Project).

Instead, The Frankenstein Theory was funny, the cinematography was beautiful and the tension had a slow, but intense build (I don't want to give anything away).

It's a pseudo- documentary style, but the script is pretty weak and formulaic, and there are no solid actors in the bunch; no one with on screen charisma to draw you in.

The dialog is long and boring and irritating the viewer with no relevance to the story.

Because, truly, if I had the opportunity to choose the biggest waste of time in front of a screen, the minutes I spent watching this film, without even fast forwarding until the very end, would be my number one.

A waste of time and money and an abuse of viewers patience.

Essentially, this is just a bunch of people sitting around in various locations and discussing rather pointless and uninteresting things, in regards of Mary Shelley and the Frankenstein myth.

The film is a waste of time.

If you want something to bore you to sleep, I suppose renting this is cheaper than a bottle of sedatives.

It might've worked maybe but the way this is made is too lame, boring and dumb.

Having said that, if you are looking for a slasher film with lots of blood and gore, save your money.

Slow and inconsistent .

This was just a terrible waste of my time and bad.

I know I say this a lot, but this movie started out extremely slow.

The characters are totally believable (great acting) and it's truly suspenseful.

It's so boring!

The film careens from an intriguing premise (that the Frankenstein monster is real) to an appalling sequence of events, each more predictable than the last.

Many opportunities to make it really scary and suspenseful were lost, and there is too much padding.

However, it does take all the good aspects of the filming style and fashion something fun, startling, and exciting.

not this man he wants too stay and try an reason with so called Franky , story is terrible no plot at all and actors are not believable.

By no means is this "art" but it's a good, entertaining effort.

Watched this hoping it could possibly be a hidden gem but after 30 minutes in I was bored despite this I watched anyway You see the creature for about 30-45 secs in total throughout the film if anything I wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy and it is that bad it almost feels like a p**s take of the Frankenstein legend.

The acting wasn't horrible, the theory was completely off, the jokes were pretty darn funny, and it was entertaining.

This is a huge bore.

I'd better set my camera up on a tripod so that it can capture my tragic yet entirely predictable demise!

The girlfriend thinks the expedition is a grand waste of money that will not end well.

Highly recommended for anybody that is looking for a suspenseful late night sci-fi flick and is willing to tread off the beaten path of Paranormal Activity lookalikes.

It might have been an enjoyable turn to see the Frankenstein Monster actually portrayed as the immensely powerful, cunning, wilderness survivalist that the movie purported him to be.

It's not a great movie, but I enjoyed it.

Definitely a flick worth watching if you have nothing else to do.

Writers Andrew Weiner and Vlady Pildysh found a compelling way to take some of the original ideas from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" novel and incorporate them into a modern day suspense thriller.

I really enjoyed it.

It sort of reminded me of JAWS for a second there half way through the movie, but it was pretty entertaining 'found footage' film.

Once this is done true merit can be assigned to a number of such films that use ingenuity, good writing, knowledge of film making - and just plain intelligence and hard work - to make enjoyable products.

Probably the worst movie I have ever seen.