Season of the Witch

2011

Action / Adventure / Fantasy

182
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 11%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 30%
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 92231

Synopsis


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August 31, 2011 at 09:21 PM

Director

Cast

Nicolas Cage as Behmen
Rebekah Kennedy as Peasant Turk Girl
Simone Kirby as Midwife
Elen Rhys as Peasant Girl
720p.BLU
498.49 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
P/S 2 / 14

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Pete-Istanbul 6 / 10

Black Death, anyone ?

In parts the plot reminds a disturbing lot of the really enjoyable and - again in parts - intelligent film " Black Death "(/title/tt1181791/), released last year...strangely enough no one seems to recognize that? It is not an unusual thing though for several movies of a certain period to cover similar topics but that sort of thing never becomes those that appear second or third in line. Since i always love Cage and Perlman there were no big negative surprises in store for me on the acting side, a decent effort, nothing out of the ordinary.. P.S.: If You want to see a "Christian" movie try the bible-school for kids or maybe Your local library on a Sunday, surely that kind of folly wasn't in the filmmakers' intentions.

Reviewed by Enchorde 6 / 10

Good medieval action

Season of the Witch is about two knights, Behmen and Felson, who have joined the crusades. Fed up with killing in the name of God they desert and head home. But needing to get some food and fresh horses they decide to enter a town, which they learn have been stricken with a horrific plague. The blame for it is put on a young woman, a girl, a self confessed witch. As deserters Behmen and Felson are first put in jail, but then released if they agree to escort the witch to Seravac, a monastery were they have an ancient book that will break the witch's power.

This movie, even if I always like knights, swords and the medieval times, rely heavily on Cage and Perlman, and they do it well. The action is good, the story is about average even if has some good puns and one-liners. The effects could be better, I'll have to say, and Season of the Witch won't be a movie that I remember for long but in the end the movie is good fun and entertaining all the way. And that's what is all about, isn't it?

6/10

Reviewed by ma-cortes 6 / 10

A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague and undertakes a dangerous adventure

This thrilling film deals with 14th-century knights who transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague which spreads death across the lands and villages , decimating life across Europa . Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague , a warrior is tasked with learning the truth about his fate as he is charged in leading a fearsome witch , as Beheman and his group of mercenaries have to go a remote location. It's an exciting story plenty of battles , action and excitement . The scenery is beautiful, and so was the cinematography . The music was great. The acting and directing was acceptable . A beleaguered church ruled by Cardinal D'Ambrosio (Christopher Lee), deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights named Beheman (Nicolas Cage) and Felson (Ron Perlman) to transport an accused witch (Claire Fay) to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight (Ulrich Thomsen), a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth (Robert Sheehan) who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. The group must fight mysterious creatures for consuming every living thing in their path . Eventually surrounded by the frightening and ferocious foes, they must conquer his personal fears and help battle the illusive invaders who emerge out of the shroud of fog in the black of the night. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force .

This sword and witchery epic movie begins with a real sense of wonder and surprise with impressive battles set in Crusades and wind up with continuous struggles against weird beings . The picture packs great loads of action , special effects abundant , horror, breathtaking combats and a little bit of gore and blood . Stunning battles scenes illuminate the full-blown adventure with a plethora of engaging action set pieces on the combats in which the heads and limbs are slice off here and there and everywhere while other parts of body are slit open . The film gets an impressive control of the crowd scenarios with a climatic and overwhelming finale battle . Exceptional and colorfully cinematography is shot on location in outdoors from Hungary , Salzsburgo , Innsbruck , Tyrol, Austria , Croatia and Shreveport , Louisiana . The camera work by Amir Mokri in this film is dangerous and thrilling . Our perspective is intimate and that lends a great deal of excitement to the movie experience . Beautiful scenery, tense and bloody battles and a claustrophobic climax in a castle lift this story . Musical score by Orvasson is evocative and spectacular . There's something for everyone here ; fans of horror, fans of action, fans of medieval adventure should all find something to enjoy about this film . It may not be the best film ever made, but its still one passable movie. The motion picture is professionally directed by Dominic Sena who has got a career full of hits as ¨60 seconds¨ , ¨Operation Swordfish¨ , ¨California¨ but also some failure as ¨Whiteout¨ . Rating : Acceptable and entertaining film that will appeal to Nicolas Cage fans .

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