A fight to the death!
Frankenstein, here, is too preppy and too cool to fill the shoes of a teacher, an intellectual or a scientist, yet he represents all these archetypes. He finds himself a girlfriend and gets emotional quickly in order to serve the script, which makes the dialog phony. We need to get all this exposition out of the way because we’re setting the table for a duel between two monsters… at some point.
Meanwhile, the acting isn’t exactly stellar but the cast is at least sympathetic. Colorful characters guide us through a story that takes a while to pick up but thankfully satisfies with its realistic gore and creature effects. This is not a Gothic period piece; it is a refreshing interpretation that takes place in the present time and makes the best of modern architecture and technology.
The film has an unusual pacing and could be shorter. It could use tighter editing. The story simply just isn’t that complicated and ends up dragging or turning in circles. Also, constant use of close ups restricts the viewer’s mind. This may solve financial constraints regarding set design, but it leaves the brain begging for more. Expect a cheap but decent little cross-over made skillfully.