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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Season of the Witch

Season of the Witch directed by Dominic Sena stars Nicholas Cage and Ron Perlman. While the movie itself was so much more then the trailers lead you to believe, the overall was pretty decent in my opinion.

A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force.

As a fan of Nick Cage he can do no wrong in my eyes, you either love him or hate him. I love him. :) The script for this movie was a bit ho-hum, with a bunch of scenes kind of being mashed together. As tragedy strikes throughout the film you really don't feel much loss for the characters. Not a lot of time spent on forming the bonds of friendship with these side characters.

That being said, I did enjoy the sword fighting scenes, some excellent action sequences did bring the movie to life in spurts. Some humor throughout between our two main characters adds some much needed authenticity. Throw in some reused CGI Twilight wolves and you have yourself a decent fantasy/action film with some major religious tones

I am giving this one a so-so rating and leaving it up to you. :)


  1. I might go see it. I love Ron Perlman and like Cage as long as he acts though.

  2. How can you NOT love Hellboy! lol Cage does, in this film he is a tough guy. I am looking forward to Drive Angry that should be a good one. :)

  3. Hellboy is all over the TV now. Loving it! I thought they could have done so much better with this movie. The writing is what brought the whole thing down. Loved the ending fight. That was one badass .....don't want to spoil .

  4. @Sharon The ending fight with the pink bunny and the unicorn! Ups. Did I say too much? lol Kidding. ;) But yeah I agree with you script needed lots of work that it never got.