Monday, 12 March 2018

Season of the Witch

A heroic crusader (Nicolas Cage – Knowing, Drive Angry) and his close ally (Ron Perlman – Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) return home after decades of fierce fighting to find their world destroyed by the Plague. Believing a witch to be responsible for the devastation, they are commanded by the church Cardinal (Christopher Lee – Lord of The Rings) to transport the girl to a remote monastery where monks will perform an ancient ritual to rid the land of her curse. But they soon discover the girl’s dark secret and find themselves battling a powerful and destructive force that will determine the fate of the world forever.

I put this one expecting a cheesy TV movie, because who doesn't like a bit of cheese. It wasn't anything like I expected. It was engaging and entertaining. It was a typical Nicolas Cage movie with medieval knights, sword fights and a little bit of magic & the supernatural thrown in. I enjoyed it, especially Ron Perlman who for once wasn't cover over by some sort of prosthetic. It took me forever to work out who the witch was, she had one of those faces, where you know you've seen it before but can't put a name to it. It was Claire Foy, FYI.

Its currently showing on Netflix.

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