Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Victor Frankenstein is an action-oriented update of Mary Shelley's classic novel that focuses largely on the friendship between Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and Igor (Daniel Radcliffe); it has some blood and undeniably scary/horrific images, but it's not really a horror film. Expect plenty of fighting, punching, bashing, and kicking, plus some knives and shooting and monster violence. Some blood is shown, and there are monsters, explosions, and fire; minor characters die. Characters kiss, and a sex act is implied but not shown; there's also some minor sex talk. The main character drinks heavily during one sequence, but it appears to have no lasting effects. Language is infrequent but includes a couple of "s--t"s, as well as "damn," and "oh my God." There's a reference to a minor character being gay.
Characters kiss while lying on the floor; man is shirtless. Sex is implied. A male character takes a shower; nothing sensitive shown. Mention of human reproductive processes.
Fighting, chasing, punching, kicking. Monster bashes characters against walls; characters impale monster with objects. A monkey-monster is killed with a blunt object; pool of blood on the floor. A man's hand is caught in a machine; there's a grinding noise, and minor blood splatter is shown. Scene of guns and shooting (at monster). Acrobat falls from high up. Emergency bone-setting. Knife-throwing, fire-spitting. Things set on fire. Lightning, explosions. Minor character dies from a knife wound. Character is tied up, gagged, and thrown into the water. Cruel, bullying treatment of a hunchback at a circus. Draining fluid from large cyst. Creepy monster made of animal parts. More creepy lab experiments; trays of organs and guts.
A couple of uses of "s--t," plus "hell," "damn," and "oh my God" (as an exclamation).
Sometimes demonstrates some of the things that make up a friendship: compromise, communication, sharing, etc.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The main character drinks heavily and frequently for a stretch due to stress and anguish; he appears to be drunk. An unseen character is referred to as a drug addict.