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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.
The stunning visual style, entertaining action sequences, and terrific cast are unable to make up for Priest's hopelessly bland characters and derivative script, and director Scott Stewart proves himself once again to be bereft of an original idea in his brain.
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For all this film gets wrong it does get some stuff right, mainly the set design and world it creates. If you watched this film on mute you would think it's a kick ass movie because you would only get the visuals and not the horrible and cliche dialogue. It's like the writer watched ever action movie trailer and then wrote the script because they try to have some many one liners that just fall flat, I am shocked there is not a scene where something crazy happens in a restaurant and one of the characters says either "i'll have what he's having" or "CHECK PLEASE!". The characters are as wooden as…
Es ist echt eine kleine Tragödie, dass sich "Priest" trotz der reichen Hintergrundgeschichte, in ein großes, nur selten spannendes, Schnarch-Fest entwickelt.
Paul Bettany besticht hier mit dem Charme eines nassen, bedrohlich dreinblickenden Handtuchs, während lediglich Karl Urban und der immer wahnsinnig-gute (oder gut-wahnsinnige) Brad Dourif, ihren Spaß an der Vampir-Action zu haben scheinen.
Schade, wenn eines der wenigen größeren Highlights, in Form einer Animationssequenz, bereits in den ersten 10 Minuten stattfindet...
More PVR-storage-space redemption, which, alongside the previous Bettany-starring/Scott Stewart-directed LEGION, made an okay Saturday night beer/pizza double-bill, actually.
This film borrows heavily from other movies, bringing to mind BLADE RUNNER, DARK CITY and BLADE, among others. Its vampires, for the most part, looked quite good - save for some sloppy CGI, here and there - but cave-dwelling, parasitic quadrupeds are a welcome change from the preening, effete ponces we've come to endure from more recent portrayals of those pesky creatures-of-the-night!
BIG props to Karl Urban as the main villain, here (I fucking love that guy!) - always watchable and certainly the best thing in this film. Bettany, Maggie Q and Cam Gigandet (seriously? Strewth! He looks like he belongs in…
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.
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