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The Covenant (2006)
Meanwhile, back at the Ipswitch Barn...
I have to say that the trailer for this movie hooked me right away, and it only helped fuel my interest that it was from some of the "minds" who put together Underworld. I wouldn't call myself an action movie fan, that is to say I never go to a movie for the fight scenes alone, but I have to say that those scenes were great as well.
True, the movie is no masterpiece, but it's very entertaining: hot guys, witches, Catholic-esquire type boarding school with mysterious gusts of thick fog, and an added dose of history for the kiddies. The movie has a style all it's own (much like Underworld in that sense)and a high powered soundtrack that does the brooding stares and levitation justice. The movie did have flaws though: a dead boy who shows himself to the members of the Covenant in the form of a "darkling" it's revealed who is behind the appearances but not why, or where they've come into contact with other "darklings" since they seem to know what they are. I also thought that Sara's character was never developed fully, like why does she have a huge crucifix tattooed on her back (symbolism? or Art Directors having nothing else to do that day?) Another untapped storyline was that of Reid and Tyler, the back-up Covenant members who just stand there and play stereotypes. I also thought that the end was a little dull, but as another reviewer pointed out it sets it up for a sequel, which at this point I wouldn't mind seeing.