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Now…onto the movie.
A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight’s pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force.
This movie surprised me. Not in the holy-cow-this-was-fantastic way…but still surprised me. It started out pretty slow and I was like, Oh, I totally know where this is going. But then, half way through I started doubting my original ideas. Little tidbits contradicting my theories sprinkled through the cliche plot….
Oh, but there was NO saving the characters. Either you have an accent or you don’t…it’s not the: sometimes I talk like a European and sometimes I don’t.
Doesn’t work that way.
Why didn’t they get some actors who have natural accents? I just don’t understand that. Anyway. . . the movie redeemed itself near the last 1/4 and the ending tugged at my heart a little bit.
By far, Ron Perlman, surprised me the most. I mean Hellboy? Come on. But he had one particular comment/action in the movie that really won me over. I can’t tell you that moment or I might give away too much.
So….my rating is:
Have you seen it? What’d you think?
Head on over to KM’s blog to see what she thought of it.