A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.
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
Wormwood, the name of the forest where blood is shed in the main characters' journey, is also the name of a destructive entity found in the Bible. This entity, described as a star, is called Wormwood (from a Greek word also translated as Bitterness) and appears to cause a plague-like (or poisoning) effect. From the Book of Revelation 8:10-11 we read "The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water--the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter." See more »
The caption reads "The Coast of Styria". Modern Styria - now a province in landlocked Austria - has no coastline at all. Neither did the Medieval Duchy of Steiermark (Styria in English), which did include the northeastern part of the modern state of Slovenia but nonetheless had no connection to the Adriatic Sea during the era depicted in the film. See more »
This movie is a perfect example why so-called "critics" and "reviewers" should never be trusted!
These so-called "experts in the field" give things like Super 8 an eight while failing to throw things like and Equilibrium and The Matrix--quite possibly the most influential and iconic movie of the century, so much so that it has been shamelessly incorporated into our immortal lexicon (he's doin' the matrix!)--the 9+ they deserve.
The world is filled to the brim with foolish people. They elect George Bushes. They hate Gays. They don't know what the word socialism means.
Why would you trust these people to give you a movie review?
Make up your own minds people. Don't let others spoil what would otherwise have been a great experience for you.
My unofficial unprofessional opinion?: I wish I had seen this in theaters. This was quite possibly the best movie I've seen this 2011 year (transformers comes out in two days, so we'll see).
Heh. To give Season of the Witch a 5.7? Pompous. Grandiloquent. Pretentious. Superficial. Maybe even pathetic.
Nothing is true; not even this review. Not for you. Make up your own mind. F@^# the "ratings."
I'm never coming here again. Good day.
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