Saturday, July 9, 2011

Season of the Witch

I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into this movie.  Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman play 14th-century knights who seem to have had an epiphany during one of their battles and decide to change their lives, stop their senseless violence and killing, and return home.  Along the way, they find town after town that has been overtaken by the Black Plague.  Not knowing the cause of the illness, a woman suspected to be a witch is charged with causing all of the sickness and needs to be transported to a remote location where a ritual can be performed in hopes of stopping the power of her spells.  Enter the knights to lead the mission.  Nobody is really sure what she is capable of or if she is even a real witch, but they don’t want to take any chances.  This makes for a very interesting journey for all of them – and a conclusion they could never have imagined!  I’m not really into witches or demons or sorcery, but found myself pulled in by the story and had finished the movie before I even realized how far along it was.  It’s not a “great” movie or a “classic” by any means, but I didn’t think it was nearly as bad as some of the reviews I’d seen before watching it.  It was alright.

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