watch
Ratings:1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Loading...Loading...

Priest

Priest is ready to watch or download online   Director: Scott Charles Stewart Release Date: May 2011 Writers: Scott Charles Stewart, Min-Woo Hyung Run Time: 87 Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Rating: PG-13 IMDB: Priest   Tagline: Vampire Killer Review: Based on the long running Korean comic of the same name, Priest is one of […]

Priest is ready to watch or download online

Watch Priest online for free

 

  • Director: Scott Charles Stewart
  • Release Date: May 2011
  • Writers: Scott Charles Stewart, Min-Woo Hyung
  • Run Time: 87
  • Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Rating: PG-13
  • IMDB: Priest

Watch Priest online for free

 

Tagline: Vampire Killer

Review: Based on the long running Korean comic of the same name, Priest is one of those films thats been stuck in development hell for the last few years, running a gauntlet of director and lead actor changes and more recently, coping with a series of release date delays in order to facilitate the inevitably shoddy post production conversion to 3D thats currently so beloved of mainstream cinema.

The added dimension isnt going to win any prizes for the most part it is relatively pointless, and the world in which Priest takes place is not interesting enough to require any additional depth.

The ever reliable Paul Bettany stars as the titular character. Stoic to the end, hes not your typical priest more a deadly weapon, specialising in martial arts and weapons skills that make him the perfect killer. He exists in a time where vampires are a horrifying reality, battling humans for control of a conflict ridden, barren wasteland punctuated only by large, soulless, church controlled cities where humans live only for their faith and an honest days labour.

You dont watch films like this expecting an Oscar winning tale, and action wise, Priest is fairly solid, packing in a series of high octane fights and chases for its duration. Helmer Scott Stewart knows where to put a camera in order to maximise the impact upon the viewer, and the oil slick manner in which everything is filmed shows a director moving away from his previous field as a visual effects specialist and having a decent stab at mastering his craft.

Unfortunately, theres not a lot going on when knives and bullets arent being flung around the supporting cast of Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q and Karl Urban are given next to nothing to do and the dialogue serves only to move the film along to its next set piece. Story wise, its paper thin, and its difficult to care about the motivation of any character when the levels of emotion on display resemble that of Mount Rushmore.

It is also strangely edited 87 minutes is very short for a film with this kind of budget, and theres all manner of blunt cuts that give credence to the theory that there was once a longer, potentially better film here.

So, was Priest worth the wait? Not particularly, but for all its faults, it certainly has promise. Depending on box office performance, it could really benefit from a deeper, beefed up sequel along the lines of Blade II. The good news is that theres plenty of source material available for a return to this mythology its just a shame that its as shallow as the film its spawned.

Watch Priest online for free

Comments are closed.