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In a post-apocalyptic world, a savage war between man and vampire raged for centuries. A warrior priest (Paul Bettany) receives word of fresh attacks but now it`s personal, his niece has been kidnapped by a new hive of merciless vampires. To save her, he must break his vow of peace and hunt down the hive before it's too late. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel and packed with bloodthirsty action, this full throttle crusade takes you on the hunt for a deadly new breed of killer.
What's harder to kill than a vampire? The thriving vampire movie genre, which reappears here in the form of Priest, an entertaining mash-up of sci-fi, horror, and various Westerns adapted from a graphic novel by Min-Woo Hyung and starring Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code, Creation, Iron Man, etc.) in the title role. In Hyung's world (as depicted by screenwriter Cory Goodman and director Scott Charles Stewart), the future is a dystopian nightmare still reeling from centuries of conflict between humans and vast armies of slimy, humanoid vampires; having been saved (or so we're told) by fierce and noble warrior priests, people now live in a great, grim city that makes the Los Angeles depicted in Bladerunner look like a vacation resort, while the remaining vampires have been consigned to "reservations" in the desert. A few hardy souls subsist out in the barren wilderness as well, and the fun starts when a gang of vamps attacks one family, abducting pretty young Lucy (Lily Collins, Phil's daughter) and killing her parents. The girl's sharpshooting boyfriend (Cam Gigandet) seeks out Bettany's retired Priest, who's only too willing to defy the dire warnings of the arrogant clergymen who control the cities, jump on his supercycle, and head out to do battle with a foe that, far from being defeated, has been regrouping and now plans to--gasp!--lay waste to all mankind. A couple of twists involving central characters are eventually revealed, but the best parts are the action sequences in the vampires' enormous "hive," aboard (and on top of) a speeding train, and elsewhere as the Priest and a few of his cross-bearing (on their foreheads, that is) comrades, including action veteran Maggie Q, try to stop the head vampire dude (basically a fanged version of Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name) and his ravenous minions. Considering the range of 21st-century vampire flicks, from the arty Swedish import Let the Right One In to the romantic Twilight series, there's plenty of room for a popcorn chewer like Priest. --Sam Graham
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I gave a 3 stars though cos I'm not a fan of the cartoon presentation of the story at the opening - same introduction that they made for the opening of the extended version of Dune (1984). Secondly, I would have prefered a different approach, with an entire movie of the war that had lead to the return of those priests. The subjet is so different that the first missing movie (who would have been the war), to my taste, would have created a crave for the next one, meaning this one in fact, as well as a good opening for the serie to come instead of cartoons. But that would be my only desapointment.
If you loved Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and Interview With the Vampire (2009), prepare yourself to detach from those and dive into a real change, and you may like this one.
shipping was very fast more than I thought. Thanks
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I was disappointed that it was a part one and part two was never made. On its own it is a great action movie.Published on March 30 2014 by Imsoul
this is a very high quality product that stands by it's description and functions exactly as described. I love itPublished on Feb. 19 2014 by sway
Wouldn't rank it with Shakespeare or any of Christopher Nolan's flicks, but Priest is an enjoyable time. Read morePublished on May 9 2013 by Jeff Sulik
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