Great Movie !! the rating is completely lame. (by dema_moe)
I really liked this movie and i must say the Paul Bettany performed more than great in the movie. The voting here is completely false, Priest deserves at least a rating of 7. The only thing i hated in this movie was the 3D, don't waste your money watching it in 3D, only few good effects. I'm guessing that a sequel "Priest 2" will be released in the upcoming years because Priest Paul Bettany says that it's just the beginning, it's not the end of the war between Humans and Vampires. Don't worry people, go ahead and watch it, but it's fine not to watch it in <more>
3D, because you'll only see few good effects. I Hope the rating increases in the upcoming days when it gets released in USA.
Ignore all the h8rs and see one kick-ass movie! (by The_Panther4180)
In a world of a.d.d. and people who can't seem to handle complicated twist and turns and 2:30 hour movies, this one is for you! It runs under an hour and a half and despite it being in 3D i saw it in regular 2D and it was fine If you've read or wiki'd the graphic novel of "Priest" you'll know that they changed it. Personally i think it works for the better. This is defiantly thee best vampire movie i have ever seen. Scott Charles Stewart does a heluva job in his 3rd 2nd real "big" movie. And Cory Goodman also did a heluva job transferring the graphic <more>
novel about fallen angels and the devil to a genre that puts together the very best of Westerns, Horrors, Mad Max, and action films that makes "Cowboys and Aliens" look like that will also kick some major ass."Priest" starts out with an eerie background scene with Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, Karl Urban and the other priets lurking the catacombs of a hive. It then goes on to explain the history of this world in a very nicely done graphic novel kind of way with some anime. Stephen Moyer True Blood fans will love the movie too opens the plot with his wife and daughter getting attacked by something who ends up taking the daughter Lucy. The Priest order is basically a group of powerful warriors trained to kill vampires and they are really the only people who can stand a chance. But after the war, the church locked the remaining vampires away and all is declared well in Denmark. The Church plays off very Dark Age like. They are powerful and what they say goes. Almost right up to King George era. With the vampires locked up and all well in the world, the Priest order is disbanded and ordered to basically stay out of trouble. So the trained for war Priest are left out in the cold with no other real skills other then slaying vampires. Paul Bettany is the best of the priest order and he is trouble by constant nightmares about the opening scene in the catacombs. He is encouraged by the Monsignor played brilliantly by Christopher Plumber to just forget about it. But with the arrival of Hicks played by Cam Gigandet the sheriff of the town recently attacked, Priest finds out that it was his family that was the ones attacked. His brother Moyer was badly injured, sister in law killed and niece taken and Hicks swears it was a vamp attack. But the church, mainly Monsignor Orelas Plumber refuses to let Priest go because there IS NO vampire problem. At the local bar talking with the only man on the church council on his side Alan Dale he decides to go against the church and as he was told over and over again, "Going against the church is going against God!" So he and Hicks take off to his family's town to try and pick up their trail. Paul Bettany and Moyer have a good hearted scene where he makes his brother promise to get Lucy back and kill them all.Meanwhile the man in the Black Hat played freaking awesomely by Karl Urban, very creepy and very bad, which is very good for us! who has Lucy and with his group of familiars and vampires wreak havoc on unsuspecting towns. So its up to Priest and Hicks, who is in love with Lucy, to find her before she is bitten and thus forcing Priest to kill his own flesh and blood. With Priest gone rouge, Orelas calls upon the remaining 4 priests Maggie Q included in the city and orders them to hunt their brother down and bring him back...dead or alive! *gasp!* Which forces the Priestess Maggie Q to either take down a friend and fellow priest or go against a church and God who is all she has known from a little girl. The movie is just plain awesome and fun and legendary! The way they depicted the vampires and their structure is very unique. I hope they make more! So sit back and enjoy!
Excellent, but not for Cinematic Reasons (by michael-josephii)
I loved this movie. Completely. I loved it more than any movie I've seen in the last few years RED excluded . However, it's not because it is particularly gorgeous, or the characters are exceptionally well crafted, or for any other good cinematic standard. It's good because it is a blast to watch. There are all kinds of anachronistic technologies, one-liners, and explosions not all of which make sense, since the bikes are solar powered .I love this movie much like I love "Army of Darkness," or more appropriately, "Evil Dead 1 ." It's not a great movie, <more>
but it's a ton of fun and much loved all the same. Don't go to it expecting the next "The Matrix," but go expecting to have fun.PS. I saw it in 3D, and it was used subtly, not as a gimmick which is a wonderful step, it shows the director and cinematographers cared.
Priest was exactly what I'd hoped for... Visually stunning, great action and fight scenes, decent effects - and in my case being a red-blooded woman, plenty of eye candy. I don't go into these sci-fi/action/monster movies expecting Oscar-caliber story and dialog, so when critics pan these movies for that sort of thing, I just roll my eyes and know I'll probably love it. Maybe that makes me simple, but I go to the movies to escape reality not drown in more of it, so Priest did the trick. I liked it enough to hope they get a sequel out of it. Paul Bettany and Karl Urban both did a <more>
great job in their roles, as did Maggie Q. We were forced to see it in 3D because we missed the 2D show but at least there was a choice . I tend to not care either way, and go for 2D over paying the '3D tax', but there were some aerial views that were pretty cool in 3D. If you dig dark, fun movies like 'Underworld,' you'll probably like Priest and like any dark, graphic-novel adaptation, it's worth seeing on the big screen for the imagery.
First of the Good Summer Action Films (by dwmerritt-51-966556)
A little Mad Max Road Warrior flick, Blade Runner depictions of this future dark city in the initial establishment scenes, add a tad of some classic cowboy movies with all their trimmings, throw in some Ninja action plus some very weird vampires and their pals,hanging alien pods...what's not to like. Production design was done well and made it intriguing as was the cinematography with good lighting and compositions throughout. The bikes were cool too. The bad guy was a Clint Eastwood look alike...hey!, worth your ten bucks in popcorn for a couple hours of fun.Paul Brittany does a nice job <more>
Very entertaining-Give this one a try if you are into action and this subject- Do NOTlisten to bad reviews and almost not go see it (by mortyr1-1)
I almost decided not to go see this film because of some of the reviews. I would have made a mistake because both my wife and I enjoyed the movie very much and hope they make more.This type of film is exactly the type of films we like and I went into the theater with low expectations but I enjoyed this movie a lot and will buy Blu-ray when it comes out later.Very entertaining and good acting and a good well paced movie. Everyone has an opinion but at times I feel movies do not even get a chance and good movies are not seen and the movie looses money. Give it a try if this subject is the type <more>
of movie you like.We also liked thor last week as well
Priest opened last Friday in Spain.I went to the cinema without knowing the mange or the back story. I watched the trailer and I though the movie was going to be a Paul Anderson style post apocalyptic crap fest. Oh boy, how wrong I was. Yes there's "bullet-time" sequences in the action but that's not the point. The action scenes are well shoot and you can see clearly the movements and the characters.neat editing. It's like a superhero movie that rips on zombie movies, vampire movies, mad max movies, spaghetti western movies and a little bit blade runner too. Some of <more>
"Daybreakers" some of I am legend.But it works. It's not my kind of a movie but I found myself yelling and having fun all along its 87 minutes running. Yes, there's CGI creatures but the design of the monsters it's really cool. There's a very well done animated prologue and stunning sets and photography of the apocalyptic plain field.It's a decent comic book-action-western-horror film but don't expect deep on it.it's simple, effective and entertaining. Well done!
I loved Priest. It was a visually stunning piece of art, very beautiful even in the post-apocalyptic world in which it was set. Each scene was thoughtfully composed and really pulled you into the film... even without that annoying 3D. I saw it in 2D and completely loved every second. I've never read the comics so I didn't have any preconceived notions about what I'd be getting into. The film's composition, pace, story, and overall look are what drew me in, the characters kept me there. Sure there were a few "surprises" that weren't really surprises, but <more>
that's only because I don't think they were intended to be surprises to the audience, only to other characters.Karl Urban is awesome all the time, not just in Priest ; and Paul Bettany is a quiet, understated hero in the title role. Even the music was gorgeous.Highly recommended. D
Great, under rated sci fi /action hybrid (by dworldeater)
I saw this at the theater when it was released theatrically and I have been a fan ever since. I actually have grown more fond of this film with repeated viewings. Anyways, Priest is a very enjoyable and slick looking comic book styled action/fantasy movie that is a futuristic sci fi vampire western. Combining elements from Blade, Star Wars and the classic western, Priest is awesome and such delivers big time in the butt kicking department. This is set in a futuristic parallel universe where humans and vampires are engaged in an eternal war and battle for domination. In this retro futuristic <more>
society, the church runs the show and as such religion, government and industry are one. The vampires are faster and more agile then humans and humanity's only advantage is the sun. They are blind, insect like monsters that are vicious cgi critters that the priests must fight off with their special vatican style of kung fu. Priests are highly skilled holy warriors, similar to jedi knights, except their power comes not from the force, but the big man upstairs. This is done pretty well and the acting and storytelling are solid. Paul Bettany was excellent as the lead here, his delivery on his character is heavily influenced by Clint Eastwood and he pulls it off quite well without it coming off forced or cheesy. Bettany does well as action hero and is accompanied by Maggie Q, Christopher Plummer and Karl Urban as villain. As a whole I found this quite enjoyable and even though I much favor practical f/x, this is a total cgi fest. Even with that as a factor, the film comes off as a pretty fresh take on the vampire genre with great action and is well executed overall. Even though this is a PG 13 action film, the film is pretty violent considering and is much darker in tone than most PG 13 fare. Although, Priest plays as pretty unique it is not afraid to wear its influences on its sleeve and if you are a fan of westerns, Blade and Star Wars, Priest is the movie for for you and in my opinion Priest is much better than the Star Wars prequels.