25 April 2012

Season of the Witch (2011)

          Essential plot rundown:  Two knights must escort a witch to be judged.  Ok, I wasn't planing on blogging about this but I mentioned it in my last post and decided I did have a few things to say about it after all.

          This is not a well made film.  However, it is not a bad film either; it is a fun film.  And that alone makes it worth watching when you get the chance.  Like I mentioned elsewhere, I did not believe Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman.  Not once did I think that they were actually knights.  I didn't think either one did a good of acting.  And their relationship in the opening battle sequences felt a little too cliche.

          And, at the end, they end up fight a demon or devil or something.  I thought it was the most laughable creature I had seen in a long time.  First of all, it was completely CG and it looked fake.  Secondly, it was poorly designed.

This was the only pic I could find
It is not an interesting looking monster.  Frankly, it looked stupid.  I don't know what the deal is, but movie monsters of late aren't as memorable as they used to be (Alien, Predator, Independence Day, etc).  Now we get ones like this, Cowboys and Aliens, Super 8, etc.  While they may, or may not, look cool, none of them are memorable and leave an impression.

          But, in the film's defense, I thought the opening scene was kind of cool.  I thought it was brutal how they just chucked them over the bridge instead of using the gallows.

          So, overall, this was an entertaining film.  Well made?  No.  Will you hate yourself if you don't watch it?  No.  Is it a waste of 95 minutes of your time?  I don't think so.  It's fun.  And thats about it.

     But that's just my opinion...

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