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READING: American Gods by Gaiman

WRITING: Still figuring that out.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Priest (SPOLIERS here)

I finally watched the film PRIEST. I do try to grab any vampire flick that comes out of the one trick pony Hollywood has become.

I was rather disappointed. The action was okay far as choreography goes. There was some of that lazy wirework and cgi stuff. Guess you need that when the action involves actors learning martial arts instead of the other way around. It just bores me. I think Tony Jaa and Jackie chan have just ruined me for action scenes.

Story wasn't bad. Future world where man had to throw down with the vampire nation. Sure, fine. The strongest idea here was the modern showing of the battle-priest idea. These are our last defence against the vampire threat. I didn't even care that it was bonded to the Catholics. I can buy Catholic priest-warriors.

What I don't buy, and this just turned me off from the rest of the movie, was the idea that vampires are just a separate species that evolved alongside man. I like my vampires cursed and having been kicked down power from the darkness. The sun turns them to cinders? They need a few weaknesses, come on. Plus they had no eyes and offered no explanation for how they got around either.

Karl Urban is the only solid thing in this film. His lines were good and well delivered as usual. Almost like they wrote the movie around him.

It was weak writing all in all with a bunch of special effects used to try and hide that.

I almost want the time back I spent watching it.


Anyone watch Terra Nova?

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