Priest (2011)

Directed by Scott Charles Stewart

Starring Paul Bettany and Karl Urban

 

 

In a post-apocalyptic world where the church is the sanctuary of man a Priest, played by Paul Bettany, goes against what he is told and goes on a quest to save his kidnapped niece from vampires.

The film run quite smoothly and has a clear narrative while at the same time looking great. The fight scenes have a matrix feel to them with the slowed down effects and having watched this not in 3D you can see where the 3d scenes would be. The vampires in the film are not the vampires everyone is used to these days as they are not in a human form but more in the form of a licker from the Resident evil game series, but instead of a tongue they have vampire teeth.

The film was enjoyable for a popcorn flick and the opening credits that show the story of the Priests in a war with the vampires in a graphic novel style is really good. If you would like a no-nonsense sci-fi action film then give this a go.

 

Film Fact

(Possible spoiler but not really)

Stephen Moyer, who plays Vampire Bill Compton in True Blood, is killed at the start of this film by a vampire hoard.

 

 

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