You know what I mean - sci-fi films that are sort of a bit grim and dank and unshowy and…
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.
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…
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…
Good God this is awful!
The greatest dystopian futuristic vampire Kung Fu western crypto-Searchers remake ever made.
In 2009 director Scott Charles Stewart and actor Paul Bettany paired up to provide the terribly disappointing Legion. Two years later and the two reunited for an adaptation of Korean comic book series Priest. Oh joy.
Much like their previous film, Priest’s conventional narrative is poorly written and predictable throughout. From lacklustre action sequences to uninspired special effects the director, once again, does little to engage with his audience. Any hopes for this film are lost due to its amateurish reliance on unbearable on-the-nose dialogue. Without the strong platform of a well written script to support him, Bettany’s average performance is made all the more unconvincing.
Priest is sinful in almost every conceivable way, without offering any redeeming features as repentance.
'I will smite thine crappy CGI ass and make thy spill thine crappy CGI blood using my crucifix shuriken and my pathos-ridden stare (which is the only facial expression I have).'
Should have been called Cowboys and Vampires instead.
Enjoyed this movie about warrior priests on the trail of vampires,the special effects were great.This was 3d in the cinemas but its not really missed that much.Great cast headlined by the underrated Paul Bettany and featuring Christopher Plummer.Maggie Q also is cast as a warrior priestess.Great action scenes.
...what even happened here.
Okay, first, this movie, despite having all the ingredients that together usually promise that I'm going to love this film, was TOTAL CRAP.
The costuming is the only thing that belies the fact that any skill went into this film's making.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A stupid, embarrassing movie just like Legion but its slightly better than legion, come on Paul Bettany your better than this.
I fell asleep while watching this film. I'm sure it was a good movie but not good enough for me to give it another try unless someone convinces me otherwise.
I would never have pictured Paul Bettany as an action hero. Priest director Scott Stewart obviously thinks otherwise as this is their second supernaturally-themed action film in over two years. The last, Legion, saw Bettany's ass-kicking fallen angel protecting a small band of people when God brings on the Apocalypse. Of course a film about a God-defying angel was bound to provoke the ire of some Christian groups (mostly in the US), but it also made a tidy profit, and so Stewart and his star are back again to stir the pot with another religion-prodding, post-apocalyptic tale.
Set in a dystopian, 1984-style future, most of the world's population now lives inside walled cities, under the watchful eye of “the church”,…
De la mitad para adelante de la pelicula me puse a jugar a algo q no me acuerdo q era, seguramente era algo tan intrascendente como esta pelicula.
Interesting premise gone to waste.
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- Iron Man
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A running list of dystopian films. Specifically near and far-future dystopias (as opposed to non-fiction present day or historical-dystopias).