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05/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Priest" by Yojimbo

In a future society where the human race has enclosed itself in walled cities governed by a fascistic religious state after centuries of war with a race of vampires, an ex-warrior is called upon to help track down the kidnapped daughter of his brother. Switch the jet cycles for horses and vampires for Indians, Priest shows itself to be a sci-fi horror version of John Ford's classic The Searchers. It's actually an adaptation of a Korean graphic novel and it contains all the appropriate slo-mo wire work and flashing blades you'd expect in the post Matrix era and there are some very solid action sequences. The biggest problem with the film is that it's all so derivative; there's an extensive hotch-potch of ideas drawing on various sources but not one of them is remotely original. By far the ...

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02/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

priest has no spirit and soul

The best part comes with the slow motions during the plus signed metal blades flying and attacking vampires and tearing them up into pieces. The CGI was effective and visuals were enough to give the adrenaline rush. But the scene was so short and even defying laws of physics the score was not pumping. The worst part is when the vows are repeated again and again lengthening the dialogue. Where is the editing department go now. Are they searching for another effective dialogue? and finally thanks for the director to take a careless casting. Priest is directed by Scott Stewart written by Cory Goodman based on graphic novel series by Min Hoo Yung. It is distributed and presented by Sony Entertainment. According to me I had slight happiness when the visuals worked, but very much disappointed ...

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02/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Priest (2011)

The war between humans and vampires has always been going on, but the humans created a elite group of powerful warriors known as the Priests in an attempt to vanquish the vampires which they did successfully. Now the priests have been disbanded and live in obscurity among the other down trodden human inhabitants in walled-in cities ruled by the Church with no other real skills other then slaying vampires. One night a family member is kidnapped by a murderous pack of vamps, however nobody believes that this is the case because the vampire threat has gone, so one lone priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out, against orders, to find her before they turn her into a familiar (one of them). He is joined on his crusade by the novice sheriff (Cam Gigandet) of the town recently attacked, and ...

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