Mary Shelley’s nightmare has been filmed dozens of times, and there’s actually a 3D version of the graphic novel I, Frankenstein scheduled for release in January 2014. But the new film is set in some kind of post-apocalyptic present, so, later for that. What will really draw the fans is a 3D rendering of the classic Frankenstein monster, that green, bolt-necked behemoth, jolted into life by a great stab of lightning, then stomping off on a rampage across the countryside until, finally, he is hunted down by a mob of torch bearing locals who burn him alive in a windmill.
Call me Ishmael! Thanks to the 1956 version starring Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab, we know how great this story can look on the big screen. But add 3D and suddenly you’re roped to the back of the great beast yourself, right alongside that peg-legged maniac, racing across the ocean to your death, the salt-spray stinging your face.