Thursday, July 14, 2011

Don't you wish your priest was this kickass?

Don't we all dream of our priest being a kickass vampire slayer/marshal artist?

...No?...Just me? well i think after watching Priest (2011) directed by Scott Steward you might change your mind. So for this weekends Halloween Weekend Horror Nights I recommend you watch it if you haven't already.

So i don't want to give too much away but this movie is basically a sort of modern western post-apocalyptic movie set in a different world where for years there has been this never ending war between vampires and humans. Its all up to this legendary vampire-slayer priest (played by Paul Bettany), his nieces Sheriff boyfriend (Cam Gigandet) and another badass priestess (Maggie Q) to stop the vampires from succeeding and to also save the priests'  niece who has been kidnapped by the very same vampires.

Why you should watch it?

Because its a great action packed exhilarating movie. The vampires are visually awesome because they are actually monstrous and do not look one bit human and they are of course lethal, ferocious and have no mercy at all. The casting is awesome you have Paul Bettany who gives a rogue magnetic performance, you have Maggie Q (the same woman who plays Nikkita in the series Nikkita) who as usual delivers on the badass and has got me wanting to sign up for marshal art classes, you have Karl Urban who gives a superbly evil and devious performance and then of course what is a movie without some pretty boy eye candy and thats where Cam Gigandet fits in :).

Why you might not like it:

It kind of feels like the director stole various scenes from different movies and morphed it into this one. I think while watching this a light bulb will switch on and you will recognize some of the scenes are like modified versions from other previous movies. There is especially this slow-motion fighting scene in the movie that i think the concept was completely stolen from The Matrix, other movies that may come into mind while watching this is Daybreakers, Resident Evil, Blade and Legion.

Last thoughts:

After watching this movie and many others like it I have always had this one reoccurring question.The aim of the vampires is to over-run the human race and drive it to extinction by basically eating them or turning them into vampires too right? but lets say the vampires win, lets say they have completely driven the whole human race to extinction then what? are they all gonna just sit around chilling on the beach sipping margaritas? what will they eat if they have basically killed off their main food source?

What are your thoughts on that?

Peace,Love and Bloody-coated hugs