(Blah!!! Spoiler Alert, though if you watched this preview, you can be sure I’m not spoiling anything worth your time).
This is just gross and leaves you with the same feeling that you’re about to see something in the vain of Van Helsing of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (ie. the filmmaker’s brutal rape of a classic literature character). Frankenstein has been morphed into an action hero that eventually finds himself in the middle of a war between demons and flying gargoyles that become human when they land on the ground. Yep, Mary Shelley totally envisioned this when she created the Horror genre’s second easily most recognized monster, depending on where you rank Dracula.
While this trailer continues to magically one-up itself by horrible surprise followed by horrible surprise (there is an army of Frankensteins waiting to join the battle!!), the least ironic thing in this trailer is that the production company, Lakeshore Entertainment, in charge of this future disaster purchased this script from the same guy that did the Underworld movies. You know, the Vampires vs. Werewolves movies that shouldn’t have become a trilogy. Very original to move onto Demons vs. Gargoyles. After this thing gets released and sets itself up for two straight Netflix sequels, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this production company take on Mummies vs. Creatures From the Black Lagoon.
So, this film may have some redeeming qualities and it may not be completely awful, but this trailer feels like it should have been for Underworld 12, or Bill Nighy slums it again in B-Horror Movies until a better role comes along.
P.S. Now before any of you comic book nerds get ornery, I am completely aware that this is based off a graphic novel, which only goes prove what “The Spirit,” “Constantine,” and “Howard The Duck,” have already done: not every half interesting comic book or graphic novel should be made into a movie.