Frankenstein's Army

"My father said, men will be more efficient if they have hammers and screwdrivers instead of fingers."   - Dr. Frankenstein

release year: 2013
genre: horror
viewing setting: home DVD 8/14/16

synopsis: In WWII Germany, a squad of Russian soldiers encounters something demented and deadly.

impressions: I didn't care much for this film. First of all, I don't like found-footage movies, both because of the camera work and because 99% of the time, the character behind the camera is a complete and utter moron in the face of danger. Second of all, most of the characters were just unlikeable (for example, they destroy a small farmhouse/family they stumble upon, and later torture a random guy for information.) This movie also mixed in elements that reminded me of Hostel in a way. Basicalyl what we have here is a crazy doctor/scientist grafting machine parts onto dead bodies to create mindless killing machines. It was difficult for me to watch, for all the reasons I've listed above.

body count: dozens, thought it's hard to tell because many of the pieces get recycled and re-used

acting: Karel Roden was the insane mad scientist. The soldiers kind of blended together (I remember them as "old leader who gets killed early", "other one who takes over but lets his men act up", "violent/sadistic one who tortures people", "nameless one who isn't very smart", and so on.

final word: In my opinion, not worth watching more than once, and even then it could be close.

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