Four best friends, young warlocks of the same coven who all share a same secret: a magic powers, suddenly have to protect themselves from a stranger-another warlock just like them who has come to town to destroy their coven after a 300 years old hate...
Renny Harlin is known for putting tidbits of Finnish culture in his movies. In The Covenant he has hung a famous Finnish painting on Sarah's wall. It is painted by Hugo Simberg and it's called "Haavoittunut enkeli" ("Wounded Angel"). It has an angel in it and there are two boys carrying her away. See more »
When the doctor is talking about what is wrong with Kate, he says "It's like she was bitten by hundreds of insects, like spiders." Spiders aren't insects and a medical doctor should know that. See more »
In 1692, in the Ipswich Colony of Massachusetts, five families of
powerful witches commit to a covenant of silence to protect themselves
against the witch hunters, but one of the families transgress their
pact and is banished from their lands. Along the centuries, the power
and the covenant are transmitted through their descendants and when the
eldest son is eighteen years old, he ascends to a higher power.
However, the use of magic addicts and if used in excess, ages the
warlock. In the present days, four wizards teenage friends are in high
school and their leader Caleb Danvers (Steven Strait) is close to his
eighteenth birthday and consequently to ascend. He has just met Sarah
Wenham (Laura Ramsey) and they are dating, when the appearance of
darkling and supernatural dreams haunt the group. Sooner they find an
evil warlock, descendant of the fifth ancient family that wants to
strip Caleb's power.
I liked "The Covenant", a supernatural teenager movie in the style of
"Angel", Buffy", "Charmed" or "Supernatural". This film has good
special effects, but the story and characters are not well-developed
and some lines are terrible. The acting is only reasonable, but Laura
Ramsey is extremely beautiful and natural in her great performance, and
I liked this unknown actress. In the end, I found "The Covenant" very
entertaining, but could be better and better with minor improvements in
the screenplay. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "O Pacto" ("The Covenant")
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