I’ve seen the trailer for Igor two or three times, at other movies I’ve gone to see. It’s always made me laugh. I thought the idea was brilliant—behind every story of a hero vs. a villain, there’s a big-part Igor doing as he’s told, somewhere in the background. What if one of those Igors got a story all his own?
If you haven’t seen the trailer, allow me to help you out:
You can’t tell me that doesn’t look awesome. It looks awesome!
Unfortunately, after this weekend’s opening, the Tomatometer reading isn’t very pretty. Sorry, Igor.
Still, if you’re willing to overlook that, you might want to check out AWN’s chat with producer Max Howard about the movie. Whether or not it truly hit the mark, you can see where the goal was admirable:
“Igor is really an homage to the classic monster movies,” Howard says. “It was inspired by Frankenstein, but it’s not a scary movie. Igor builds a monster, but she’s really a lovely monster.”
See? I really want it to be a good movie. Maybe the critics are just being grumpy? Yes, perhaps they are. Shhhhhhh! Don’t tell me any differently. I’m just pulling for poor little hunchbacked Igor here, after all. C’mon! Steve Buscemi! John Cusack! John Cleese, for goodness’ sake, and Eddie Izzard!
I may just have to go see it, in the interest of research, you know.