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Enjoyable ... but a bad ending
on November 15, 2008
The Covenant was an interesting movie to watch because of the storyline, but the ending was unclear as to what would happen. If you are looking for a horror movie, then this is not the one for you. The Covenant is full of suspense, which leaves you wondering what the characters will do or show you next. More characters' lives should have been focused on, instead of just Caleb Danvers's.
In 1692, in the Ipswich Colony of Massachusetts, there were five families of powerful witches that commit to a covenant of silence to protect themselves from witch hunters. However, one of the families broke their pact and were banished from the lands. The power and the covenant are transmitted through descendants; the eldest son receives the powers, and gains greater power when they become eighteen. The use of the greater powers is addicting and ages the warlock.
There are four warlocks in school: Tyler Simms, Reid Garwin, Caleb Danvers, and Pogue Parry. Caleb Danvers is about to turn eighteen, thus will ascend. Darklings are appearing; there is someone with cruel intentions around.