Requested by Matt Hoeker
Heh, ok. So this movie. It is shot with HD cameras. And the monsters look pretty neato. Some of them. I have now said all the good things about this movie.
It is not good. At all. It is a bad movie. And not even a super enjoyable one. The characters come from the Eli Roth school of "let's all be douchebags so the audience cannot wait for us to die." Which is fine for side characters, but for all the characters? I have no one to root for. Not only that, it is a found footage film. We have two cameras ... though only one ends up being used after the first five minutes. And ... ok, let's talk about what the film actually is.
A group of Russian soldiers are heading into Germany at the tail end of WW2 to help a distress call by some comrades, only to find a bunch of half zombie, half mechanical monstrosities and that one of their own betrayed them because of orders from higher up the communist regime. Like I said before, it is a found footage film, so your "protagonist" is the camera-man, who is a Jew, which is nominally important but ultimately not.
The effects are combination of ridiculous, cool, and terrible. Oh, I know! New paragraph!
Very little attention span, huh review-critic-person.