Overall impression: Priest (2011) film is an adaptation of the Korean comic with the same name (프리스트), the film has elements of horror, action and science fiction, amazing special effects, the vampires that appear in the film look very realistic and have been fully computer generated since they had to move quickly, the film is graphical but rated PG-13 not a full gore movie, details like blood has been toned down a little to keep it tasteful, assuming ripping a vampire into pieces can be called tasteful, the director managed to make the thrill last until the end, keeping the audience wondering what dangerous monster is coming up next and if Priest will ever succeed in his quest.
Pries first entered in development in 2005, it changed release dates numerous times to convert the film from 2D to 3D, scheduled for the premier in Canada, the US, Russia and most European countries in May 2011, the release date for Australia and Scandinavian countries has been scheduled for August 2011.
Synopsis: Set in an apocalyptic world ravaged by centuries of war in between man and vampires, a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War (Paul Bettany) is now retired living a quite life. When his niece (Lily Collins of “The Blind Side”) is kidnapped by a pack of vampires , Priest breaks his sacred vows to try to find her before she is converted into a vampire, he is joined in the adventure by his niece’s boyfriend (“Twilight”‘s Cam Gigandet), a young sheriff and a former Warrior Priestess of formidable fighting skills (“Nikita”‘s Maggie’s Q).
: Scott Charles Stewart
: Cory Goodman, Min-Woo Hyung (graphic novel series “Priest”)
: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, Brad Dourif, Stephen Moyer, Christopher Plummer, Alan Dale, Mädchen Amick, Jacob Hopkins, Dave Florek, Joel Polinsky, Josh Wingate and Jon Braver
: 87 min
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