An updated, modernized version of the Frankenstein tale that is only remotely connected to the original story. Yes, you have a Victor Frankenstein who is trying to reanimate dead tissue and succeeds ("It's alive! It's alive!") but that is where the similarities end.
My issues with this movie are numerous. Movie is woefully miscast in some areas - the stud muffin brother of Victor (yes, Frankenstein has a stud muffin brother in this movie) and what appears to be a stockbroker are perfect examples. Sibling rivalry and other relationship issues are an ongoing theme throughout and quickly got old (I don't remember that being a part of the original Frankenstein story either). Many scenes are dark in that they are back lit by windows, making it really difficult to see the character(s). Audiosound is sketchy as well meaning that in some scenes you cannot hear what the person is saying and on occasion, some of the actors actually mumble. However, high dramatic overacting is the rule with a pretty bad script and lots and lots of yelling that made me roll my eyes on a regular basis. Plot has very little to do with the original story but tries very hard to be a cross between Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein with little continuity between scenes and very little in common with the originals. On a positive note, the soundtrack usually works.
A lot of movies have been made about Frankenstein (or made with similar themes) and I've seen many of them. This is easily one of the worst. If you are a fan of the original Frankenstein story, you might want to pass this one up. Even if you aren't, my recommendation would be the same.
Review by trishaade from the Internet Movie Database.