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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…
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.
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…
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.
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Hoop-Tober film #6!
So I lost all interest in watching movies. My friend from London came down for almost a week. Then I had a whole lot of wrestling to catch back up on. Now, I’m severely behind forecast on this challenge and as such I’ve thrown all conventional structure out of the window and jumped back in with a brand new entry in Priest. Since this has never been logged on Letterboxd by myself before (although I've seen it plenty of times before I joined this site), this will be the first full review during this challenge since I think the film I kicked this all off with.
For those who don’t know, Priest was a — to put…
i like this film more than i'd like to admit, maybe because i love paul bettany too much and i can't be objective
Just another movie on the same over-trodden path.... Smells very much like a combo of aeon flux and blade...the makers intend to have a twist around the end but damn, it was soon effing predictable..
I liked it even though it didn't receive good reviews.
Not has to take seriously these blind quadrupeds vampires in a silly story that has a blatantly open end just when it seemed that things would get interesting, the film ends.
I think Cam Gigandet might just be the worst actor ever.
i want karl urban to ****** my ******
i would die for Maggie Q
it's v aesthetically pleasing 2 me, everyone who gives this a low rating is a döddel lol it has Maggie Q in it. The only thing to make it better would be good fight choreography. Now give me a paid job as film critic thanks
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