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. Written by
Originally development in 2000 when the spec script by screenwriter Bragi F. Schut and was purchased by MGM. The project moved from MGM to Columbia Pictures to Relativity Media, where the film was finally produced by Charles Roven and Alex Gartner. See more »
When Behmen and Felson are putting on their helmets before the battle in the beginning of the movie, their chain mail coifs are down around their neck, not under their helmet as they should to protect the neck. Then the command is given and they start running towards the enemy. Once the two lines clash, and the fighting begins, Felson suddenly has his coif on while Behmen still has his down on his back. See more »
I went to this movie expecting to be bored. It was a last minute decision seeing that all other movies currently playing we had seen before, or we were completely uninterested in. Though I'm not a Nicholas Cage fan by any means, I remember liking Ron Perlman in Hellboy so we gave it a chance.
The opening scene was thrilling! Half way through the movie I realised that I was still wondering how everything would unravel, which is a bit surprising for a movie of this genera. There were some good old fashioned spooks, which left me clinging to my Fiancé's arm, and the continuous chase effect had me at the edge of my seat. Near the end of the movie, the plot took a few twists, including a gender choice for a character that I will not discuss so not to give away the movie here... because you will see it won't you!? All in all I had a blast giggling about Nicholas Cage's hair, and the goofy parts of the movie fluidity that weren't meant to be taken seriously. We all know the plague doesn't look like that but who cares!!?? Very reminiscent of a good old fashioned 80's adventure movie and I loved it! So there!
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