This 2013 Richard Raaphorst film had all the makings and ideas for one hell of a bad ass monster movie, however the execution for "Frankenstein's Army" was a complete mess and a few shaky frames away from a migraine.
This "found footage" craze can either be mastered, re-invented, or it can totally fail. The latter is where the majority of films end up and is exactly what "Frankenstein's Army" managed to do, mainly because they had the gall to pass off high-definition quality footage for something that was shot in 1945.
Aside from that major pet peeve, I still tried to accept this film for what I could. 84 minutes later, all I can commend the cast and crew for is the idea, the potential that the monsters had and the location, which was also underutilized to the point where it could be categorized as abuse.
With the proper editing and post production effects, "Frankenstein's Army" would have been a totally different film. That's why I don't understand who thought it was a good idea to go with the "found footage" approach. All that did was take away from what could have been something memorable, instead viewers are left with more disappointment than anything.
I really don't like how they did this to us viewers. The promotional images and various poster art that was used showed promising captivation, and nothing about "Frankenstein's Army" lived up to that.
I think these monsters would fit great in a video game or graphic novel atmosphere, or even what I honestly hope the outcome will be; a crew of more experienced and intelligent producers paired with better actors redoing this whole film.
True, there were a handful of humorous scenes and a few gruesome sequences, but when it came to the main course, the "army," Raaphorst just didn't deliver at all.
I don't recommend "Frankenstein's Army" to anyone. If you are curious about it, watch the few trailers that are available on the net, and check out some production stills, that will more than suffice.