Monday, July 25, 2011

Movie Review Monday

Season of the Witch (2011)

I don't like Nicholas Cage. That man couldn't act his way out of a wet paper bag. I had no desire to see this movie. The only reason I watched it was because my dad recommended it.

I know why my dad likes it. It had some pretty graphic fight scenes, and there was a lot of action. He's like me, he doesn't like to be bogged down with a bunch of talking, especially in action/horror movies. The story line wasn't bad, either.

The film is about Behmen and Felson, two knights who fought in the Crusades but left after being ordered to murder women and children. While traveling through a town, they are arrested and given the opportunity to get back in God's and the church's grace. All they have to do is escort a witch to the monks so she can be taken care of.

At first, they refuse. They don't want anything to do with the church and its murderous ways. But that night, while in their cell, Behmen looks across the way and notices the witch. She's a young woman, so he decides to help her. He agrees to take her to the monks on the condition that she gets a fair trial. The journey ensues.

Strange things happen while they are on the trail, and people die. Like I said, the film wasn't bogged down with a bunch of talking (though there was some), and the action kept the film going. The demon could have been a little cooler and a little more menacing. Other than that, it was fine.

I can at least tell my dad that I watched the film. It wasn't horrible, and I've seen worse. It probably could have been better without Nicholas Cage, but that's just my opinion!

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