Priest – Pious 3D Vampire Atrocity


Priest uses and abuses the concept of a hybrid genre to an excruciating degree, in a post-apocalyptic fantasy western horror which follows an avenging exiled Priest on the hunt for his niece’s kidnapper. A well-developed storyline is bypassed in favor of sleek bullet-time action sequences and unneccesary monsters, seemingly recycled from The Lord of the Rings. The film, which races through a bewilderingly overblown story, insists that cowboys vs vampires provide enough mindless entertainment to paper over gaping structural cracks in a frankly weird idea. Priest proves that graphic novel adaptations aren’t inherently lined with gold, and simply leaves you asking, ‘Paul Bettany, what happened’?

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