Buckaroo Entertainment, Michael De Luca Productions, Screen Gems

Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Brad Dourif, Stephen Moyer, Christopher Plummer, Alan Dale, Mädchen Amick

There have always been humans and vampires, and they’ve always fought each other. But in the post-apocalyptic world the battle reached a peak. Humans had the advantage of the sun, but the vampires had the numbers. A special class of warrior was developed that turned the tide and wiped out the vampires. These were a class of super-human priests. After the vampires were defeated, the priests were dangerous, so the church disbanded them, and limited their powers, and kept them from staying together. But one priest (Paul Bettany) had his niece captured and wanted to go out and rescue her as he was sure the vampires were back, but the church disallowed any priest to leave the city, and so he is forced to go rogue to find out what happened. He’s joined in the quest by the sheriff of a small outpost who happens to be the girl’s boyfriend. This turns the Priest into an enemy of the church and he is being chased from all sides.

Priest is based on a comic book story, and typically these kind of movies do not impress me much. But in this case it’s an excellent story. There is enough back story to make it interesting, and as the story unfolds we find out lots of surprising facts to make the story interesting. The battles are extremely well done, and the excitement level is very high. I really enjoyed this film, and I think Paul Bethany did an excellent job as a man driven to do what is right, no matter the cost. The rest of the cast is good as well, and the CGI is impressive. These vampires are certainly NOT Bela Lugosi by any means! This was originally shown in 3D, and I wish I could have seen it in the 3D version, but I still really enjoyed the film. It will probably get lost in all the big summer releases, so make sure to watch for it on DVD soon. This was spirited monster/horror film that was extremely well done. It’s well worth the time spent enjoying it.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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