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"Season Of The Witch" by Yojimbo

Two crusaders are pressured into becoming escorts for a suspected witch who is being transported to a monastery for trial. Season Of The Witch is a blatant attempt to jump on the Game Of Thrones swords and sorcery bandwagon, but whereas the successful TV show has a wealth of interesting characters, clever writing and excellent dialogue, this film has none of those things. True, Claire Foy is watchable as the Middle Ages' answer to Linda Blair. there are some attractive locations and scenery and Ron Perlman is always fun to watch. But the cod Olde Worlde dialogue - drawled in American accents - is clumsy and puerile, the plot cliche after episodic cliche and the combination of unsophisticated cinematography and poor CGI makes it all rather cheap and nasty. Thanks only to its brevity, Seaso...

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01/10/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Season of the Witch Review

No I'm not talking about Halloween III, this is actually a supernatural thriller about a handful of knights who must exorcise a Witch who was apparently the cause of the Black Plague. Sound cool so far? How about adding in the fact that the aspiration of the story is overbloated and never really works? How about calling it basically a road trip movie crossed over with a period drama? How about adding in really huge plot holes? For example, when did it ever snow in the Middle East? What's more the story seems to be taking an attempt at many different philosophic questionings and it never really seems to have the time frame or willingness to take stabs at them. In fact the ending of the film had me asking, "Who wrote this movie?! M. Night Shyamalan?" Probably a bit too much credit for Mr. S...

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