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Friday, May 13, 2011

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Priest

Priest is the second religion-based action/horror collaboration in a row between director Scott Stewart and star Paul Bettany.  I thought that, their previous film, Legion had a campy glee to it, which made it an enjoyable film.

I can't really say the same about this film, which takes place in a futuristic society where the church has totalitarian rule and priests hunt vampires.  Well, calling the creatures "vampires" is a bit of stretch.  To me, they looked more like the demons from the videogame Doom.

I thought that the film was OK, but it seemed a lot more generic than Legion was.  Also, I was less than impressed with the 3D effects (or lack there-of) in the film.  I think the best aspect of the film was Karl Urban as the main villain and he probably should have received more screen time.

Overall, this is not a film I'd rush to see again anytime soon.

7/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).