Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Frankenstein's Army

World War II Russian soldiers stumble upon Dr. Frankenstein's zombie-creating laboratory in this shaky-cam found-footage horror film. I enjoyed the art direction, creature design, and locations. but I hated how everything jumped out at you like a haunted attraction. Frankenstein's Army was stagey, and the action moved from one set piece to another. Overall I was disappointed, but the film did have some interesting ideas.

Just so everyone is clear on the subject, the novelty of found footage as a plot device is over. Utilizing a random bit of film to forward the story jumped the shark a while ago, and its usage should be curtailed from now on.

Please update your records accordingly.

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