No, I’m not suggesting the new Victor Frankenstein as an alternative to your festive traditional bird.
Quite the opposite, actually.
Now, of course, I haven’t actually seen the movie yet, and I really shouldn’t call it a turkey until I have, but really, was anyone crying out for a Frankenstein movie told from the perspective of Igor?
Even when Igor is played by Daniel Radcliffe? And the good doctor is portrayed by James McAvoy?
Nope, I didn’t think so.
And as far as the timing goes, well, I can’t think of a better time to drop this film than Thanksgiving Day, can you? The only reasoning I can see is that the studio is hoping it’ll pick up views from people who hit the theaters only to find that Creed and The Good Dinosaur and Mockingjay are all sold out.
Of course, on the other hand, if you’re looking for something to help you sleep off that turkey coma, this might be just the thing.
So, yeah, instead of that, the “alternative” that I mentioned in the title is actually an alternative to this film. Instead of going with the cinematic equivalent of ToFurkey, why not go with a proven classic that is sure to provide you with intentional laughs as opposed to the unintentional ones that it looks like this “new” take on the old tail is pretty much certain to supply?
That’s right, I’m talking about the classic Mel Brooks comedy Young Frankenstein. Here, give it a look:
Now there’s a movie you can really give thanks for.