(Rating: 12A, 87 mins) Written by Zen Terrelonge
Starring - Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Karl Urban.
Priest, the tale of a war torn futuristic wasteland in which humans do not run the world (and neither do Beyonce and her girls) instead Vampires are calling the shots.
Enter The Priests, no not the prayer, wielding kind. These superhuman hard bodied God’s folk and only these have the ability to rival those of the dreaded creatures of the night.
The Priests do their job too well, The Church, which, has an occult following, recalls them and demand they return amongst society when the Vampires appear to be nothing more then a bloody memory.
This memory soon springs forth from its crypt though in full force and Priest (Bettany) takes it rather personally, and with good reason.
Whilst I deemed this a very interesting premise with an intriguing new take on the vampire world, Priests being touched by God, demigod’s in a way, I was disappointed with the outcome.
Good acting from Mr. Bettany in a role fairly comparable to his stint as Michael in Legion, the saviour to mankind, taking on the demons at all odds. The story despite being fresh, lacked something to give it the zing it really could have provided.
There are twists to be found in this coffin caper but instead of focusing on the barren environment so much, I feel as though a little more bite could have been added in to the fight scenes because they were nothing but dust all too soon.
Even with one of my favourites Cam Gigandet on the screen, the development of his character as the Sheriff and would-be protégée of Priest never actually seemed to arrive.