Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

Thursday, 28 July 2011


Any film with Priest in the title is sure to include some sort of religious content and this films no different, although it's certainly no documentary on the life of a catholic Priest (That might be banned given most of the reported extra curricular activities they get up to!!)
Priest is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest (Bettany) from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian (Big word alert!)cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires and Karl Urban, their leader,  Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend (Cam Gigandet), a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess ( Maggie Q, who's strangely hot in this!)who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.
Again, another one straight up your alley as it's adapted from the comic book series that originated in Korea of all places.
Good effects, the actings not that bad, the story is a little weak...ok very weak, but it moves along at a good pace and has a satisfying finish. As this was adapted from a comic book series they have left it wide open for a follow up and I guess if this make enough money regardless of critcal acclaim, thats what they will do.

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