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Frankenstein's Army (2013)

As WWII ebbs its way to an end the Russian army are advancing in to Eastern Germany which is where in the middle of nowhere they come across a top secret Nazi laboratory. What they discover inside stuns them as a mad scientist has been assembling a new army using body parts from dead soldiers combines with weapons for hands.

I don't what the budget for "Frankenstein's Army" was but it is clear that writer and director Richard Raaphorst knew his story so well that he knew where to spend the budget. It probably won't comes as a shock to you when I say that the money was spent on not just the monsters which this scientist creates but also on making his laboratory the industrial work place of a mad scientist. And it is highly effective with Raaphorst's creativity when it comes to these patched together soldiers with sickles for hands and so on being not so much terrifying but having a touch of creepy ingenuity about them.

The thing about "Frankenstein's Army" is that the movie whilst entertaining when it comes to the monsters is pretty ordinary elsewhere and so whilst there is not a lot of build up to the discovery it is ordinary. In fact it is not only ordinary but with the budget holding things back it is all a little messy and cheap looking. On top of that with a cast of actors who honestly are not familiar to me the acting is basic at best.

What this all boils down to is that "Frankenstein's Army" has its moments and has an enjoyable creativity to it when it comes to the monsters but for the most it is an ordinary movie with limited funds keeping it grounded.

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