A comprehensive, alphabetical list of films released in the United States that have been condemned by the Catholic Church since…
In an alternate world, humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last Vampire War, the veteran Warrior Priest lives in obscurity with other humans inside one of the Church's walled cities. When the Priest's niece is kidnapped by vampires, the Priest breaks his vows to hunt them down. He is accompanied by the niece's boyfriend, who is a wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess.
"After all, if you're not committing sin... you're not having fun."
Never a good movie even on its own terms as a derivative action vehicle—the rules of the universe are never clear, and even at 90 minutes there's too much irrelevant nonsense to make it "dumb fun" (particularly with the dull excuse for an audience surrogate)—but almost always a fascinating reappropriation of genre tropes and various symbolic iconography.
As if religious priest/crusaders and the vampires they hunt weren't enough, it throws in cowboys and the frontier of the Wild West as the setting, and it tops it all off with an Orwellian oligarchical dystopia at the center of this muddled amalgamation of different worlds. There are a variety of ways…
Oh yes a vampire film that isn't rated R must be a good idea.
Another bad film from Scott Stewart who also directed Legion. Does anyone remember that one? Karl Urban gave me hope for this film until all the other disasters showed up. If Cam Gigandet is part of any film then its a bad sign. If I see his name attached then my hopes for something watchable fall fast. Can't forget about Lily Collins or her eyebrows that get a starring role. Paul Bettany never does well as the lead and the same is true here. How is the story?
What story? Generic and lifeless with the typical post-apocalyptic setting we've seen so many times. Humans vs. Vampires…
The Searchers remixed and reinvented as a post-apocalyptic vampire western? Some will cry sacrilege, but I call it ballsy. At 87 minutes it's able to maintain a seriousness without getting too caught up in its manga-based mythology. The Catholic Church keeps its minions in a walled city that's one hell of an Orwellian nightmare. Too bad we're mostly stuck in a barren wasteland of forgettable CGI. Still, this was pretty cool.
You know I didn't exactly have high hopes for this post-apocalyptic actioner. It has been slaughtered by almost everyone I know and with overwhelming negativeness towards everything in it, I expected a car-crash of a movie.
I'm not going to say this is groundbreaking. I'm not going to say it's anything particularly original, but it does have something going for it, it's over-the-top nonsense. Sometimes you need a brainless science fiction film with some clever visuals and a half-decent central performance among all the award baiting films out there. It's a B-movie all right. It's not "There Will Be Blood" (although there is some), but it knows what it is and plays to it's strengths. From Paul Bethany's warrior priest…
Another religious action film that's a misfire by director Scott Stewart. This should have been a good film, going its great premise alone but the film has two big problems:
* The Cool Setting Isn't Explored: The world of the film is one where a war between vampires and humans has been taking place for centuries. The autocratic Catholic Church that claims it protects human society is utterly corrupt and while seemingly ineffectual is actually more likely in league with the vampires, setting up camps to house and feed vampires when they could just kill them and deliberately using pollution causing factories to blot out the sun when they have vampire repelling solar technology. But all of this is just…
Un intento de "Centauros del desierto" cambiando indios y vaqueros por vampiros y curas, pero todo muy fulero y sin carisma de ningún tipo.
Me recuerda mucho a "Legión", del mismo actor protagonista. Entretenida y con un universo distópico de futuro de western original.
Un collage de varios géneros, vampiros, Ciencia ficción, western, cómic, distopías posapocalípticas, y si hablamos de esteticas, Blade Runner, Alien, Matrix , Blade, en fin un poti poti de fácil consumo que se deja ver.
Se o medievo retorna e a igrexa toma o control... Seguifemos igual.
Somehow, Priest manages to be both highly original and largely the opposite: it presents the audience with an interesting dystopian future with plenty of opportunities to make a case about society and how religion fits into it. And it squanders it on a seen-it-all-before vampire-horror story with silly dialogue and no explanation for what's going on, and by the end of it, you just don't give a hoot in hell about what happens.
The second actor Paul Bettany-director Scott Stewart collaboration (after the mildly disappointing “Legion”), this vampire-western is a post-apocalyptic horror tale involving humanity’s war against vampires based on the Korean comic of the same name. In the future, humanity is forced behind crowded, polluted city walls under the protection of the Catholic Church, who create human warriors called ‘priests’ to tackle the vampire threat. After the end of the war, the priests are marginalized by their superiors who grew fearful of their influence. After a vampire attack destroys his family, a Priest (Bettany) comes out of his enforced retirement to track down those responsible and rescue his niece Lucy (Lily Collins) who was taken hostage. Along the way, his disillusionment with…
Not too deep, but pretty cool. Bettany plays religious figures often. Far from his naked ass in A Knight's Tale.
i saw this when it came out in theaters and for some reason i thought it was the most sublime film i'd ever seen. i don't have a very refined taste. this was so bad it was great and i can't wait to pop it in the dvd player and reminisce.
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