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Priest (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Horror  |  13 May 2011 (USA)
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A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

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PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills. Written by Screen Gems

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The War is Eternal. His Mission is Just the Beginning. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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£396,038 (UK) (6 May 2011)

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$29,136,626 (USA) (17 June 2011)
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Gerard Butler and Steven Strait were originally cast. See more »

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When Priest readies himself to leave the city, his hands change from being wrapped to unwrapped then back to wrapped when he gets his motorcycle. See more »

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Hicks: [after Priest explained that Hicks should anticipate a vampire's move, he had to learn how to see their movement from Point A to Point B. And Hicks was apparently learning because he just, finally, shot a vampire] Point A? Meet point fucking B.
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Mozart III Sequentia: Dies irae (Requiem in D minor K. 626)
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Performed by Berliner Philharmoniker - Conductor Herbert von Karajan, Organ: Rudolf Scholz, Choir: Wiener Singverein, Chorus Master: Helmuth Froschauer
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon
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Not Enough Faith
12 May 2011 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

The trailer of "Priest" looks promising because of its visual universe and non-sparkly vampires are involved. Some people are saying this movie is this year's "Daybreakers" & they're right. Aside from being a futuristic vampire movie, this movie has the same nasty flaws. Interesting World but weak plot, It stars big actors but end up being shoddy. The filmmakers are just too dependent to the visuals and the action but I don't think that's enough.

The world of this movie is kind of interesting. The visual world & production design brings life to the whole film. Seeing how unique looking their trains & motorcycles are. Their guns and utility are as cool as we expect. The special effects are just as simple as any movie can get. The "familiar" people are creepy.

The movie feels like a first part of a series. I'm not very familiar with the graphic novel though. It doesn't have a big of a plot. It's just a very simple plot but what's worse in here is the poor script. Most dialogue can be as painful as the dialogue from "Legion". There are dumb action scenes that are enough to entertain the audience.

The performances? Paul Bettany did the same thing in "Legion". One serious dude. It's fun to see Maggie Q do something awesome. When she's in the character, she's pretty bland & it's the script's fault. Cam Gigandet & Karl Urban are fun to watch but still not the best. Christopher Plummer needed more screen time.

Overall "Priest" is better than that nonsense talky movie "Legion". It's still hard to call it a good movie though. Scott Stewart still wanted to make talky scenes. The vampire slaying scenes were few. The pacing is too quick. The movie is too short. The only praise here is the interesting visual design & some of the music score, the rest is just sheer lameness and such. And once again, the script wasted a good concept. If you want more intellectual then go back to Chris Hemsworth and his pet hammer.


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