There is something about super hero movies that I can never get enough of. I can even tolerate a bad…
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.
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…
Good God this is awful!
All I know is that in a post apocalyptic world Vampires got into a massive row with some ninja priests and mutual peace was secured.
I say this is all I know as some other stuff happens but I spent most of the film wondering why the bloke from Wimbledon had a cross tattoo on his face that was slightly off centre.
Oh and the wife started talking.
If you aren't committing sin, you aren't having fun.
'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.
Priests have never been so badass.
Part of Bettany's schlock phase along with Legion. This churns up a heady mix of western, post apocalyptic and vampire horror. Worthwhile popcorn action.
Visually-striking. Some good practical effects with the motorbikes. That's really it. Priest is on par with Dracula Untold. Earnest tone, but the melodrama is unearned due to a poor script. Nothing is fleshed out, no pun intended.
Mistura de Matrix, western, 1984 e vampiros. Com uma narrativa pra lá de atropelada mas partindo de uma premissa interessante, de cara imaginei que a ideia funcionaria melhor em uma HQ. Ao final descobri que é sim baseado em uma Graphic Novel. Não sei se é boa, mas com certeza, é uma mídia mais apropriada para tudo o que foi apresentado em apenas uma hora e meia de efeitos especiais. Talvez o maior problema do filme seja que muitas partes importantes da história não são nada desenvolvidas, ficando basicamente essa casca de sci-fi action movie.
twilight level vampire movie.
Atrocious, but knows it is. Thus bearable.
A post-apocalyptic vampire B-movie with western elements. It's predictable and kind of bland, but contains some interesting concepts and scenery. More could've been done, but less could've been done too; Priest isn't a complete disaster, just a partial one.
This is kind of a bad movie yet it has a couple of entertaining moments. A more accurate rating would probably be 2.3 out of 5.
Karl Urban pretends to be a conductor as a town burns. Ugh.
Pretty bland and drab. Karl Urban excellent as always though.
You know what I mean - sci-fi films that are sort of a bit grim and dank and unshowy and…
A running list of dystopian films. Specifically near and far-future dystopias (as opposed to non-fiction present day or historical-dystopias).