Priest Movie Review: So Overdramatic, It's Distracting

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Priest is based on a graphic novel series -- hey it was trying to jump on the recent craze -- but it's so awful, not even being in that popular genre can save it. 

If you don't take the movie seriously at all, you might find some enjoyment from it, but there's really little to go with here.

Mission to Kill Vampires

Priest stars Paul Bettany as "Priest," one of a group of super-powered men of god who have been chosen to fight vampires.  These vampires not what you think - they are slimy mutants without eyes who hiss and jump at people, cutting them in half. 

When a group of vampires kidnaps his niece, Priest joins forces with her Sheriff boyfriend (Cam Gigandet) and a priestess (Maggie Q), against the Church's wishes, to battle the vampires and get the girl back.

On the Hunt for Vampires

Everything about Priest screams cliche and the film is trying much to hard to be something it's not.  From the unlikely action sequences to the foreboding stares between the characters at almost every turn, Priest just doesn't build any kind of suspense, nor does it approach the characters with any kind of intelligence or charm.

Director Scott Charles Stewart seems to throw a whole mess of ideas and special effects from other action-horror films and he ends up with a sub-par ghost of a great film.

Review

Editor Rating: 1.5 / 5.0
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Priest Review

Priest is based on a graphic novel series -- hey it was trying to jump on the recent craze -- but it's so awful, not even being in that...

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User Rating

Rating: 2.9 / 5.0 (17 Votes)