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Sep 10, 2013Trying to review a film like Frankenstein's Army is an arduous task indeed because half of the events that take place in this film are so hard to make out that it feels as though you have watched half a film. When a group of Russian soldiers are sent to find and capture Dr Frankenstein, an illusive and sociopathic doctor hidden away in a remote village. However when they arrive they find dangerous creatures inhabit the homes and streets of this sleepy place and getting out alive may prove impossible. The found footage phenomenon has been responsible for some excellent movies from last years Chronicle to Cloverfield but it has also created such colossal tripe as The Devil Inside, Quarantine and this piece of ridiculous rubbish. Built from discarded Dead Snow ideas and inoffensive yet poorly thought out historical satire, Frankenstein's Army isn't interesting at all. It's vision of creating a new kind of horror film is one fostered by a director who sadly thinks he is smarter than he actually is and has apparently been living under a rock for several years. Impossible to watch, especially when things actually start happening because the camera is never stationary for enough time for the events and supposed horrors in the film to really sink in as they are glossed over as the characters (and by association, the cameraman) run for their lives in the opposite direction to the action. The creatures they run from are odd looking and badly imagined Dr Who villains. For a horror film its light on the horror, intrigue and excitement as it doubles down on pretentious historical relevance that makes absolutely no sense.… Expand
Apr 9, 2014Frankenstein's Army really isn't that bad of a film but I wouldn't go as far as to say it's a great one. This movie is another one of those found footage movies and the camera used in the movie is clearly a H-16 Reflex 16mm Camera from 1956, it doesn't make much sense for them to have this camera but I'm not going to complain about it.
The movie starts off slowly but does pick up when they meet the monsters, some of the monster designs look pretty good but others look like the creatures designed for the really old episodes of Doctor Who. When you get half way through this movie it starts to get really good and I seriously enjoyed it, the gore effects also really show towards the ending and some of them look great.
Overall this isn't a terrible movie but it's not very scary and it has a lot of cliches/predictable moments, I do recommend you watch this movie tho because the ending is awesome and it's very entertaining.… Expand
Jul 31, 2013I was certainly pleased to enjoy Frankenstien Army but its toooooooo shallow and slow. But takes a awesome turn that is filler with cliches but still half and half coffee. The film festives are in place and this movie entered in. FA is tooooo boring in its second half but still pays tribute to the comics and the legend. The ending is soft and bloodcurdling that stops your vains but sadly for the wrong reasons. One time watch would be a so so, but yeah, cool flick with a lot of mistakes.… Expand