November 15, 2011
While not a great film by any means, Crowley is a somewhat original and fun piece of horror cinema that tells the story of virtual reality experiments that allow magician, occultist, and Modernist weirdo Aleister Crowley to transfer his spirit to a professor in the present. He, of course, quickly resumes a project to bring about the end of days. Featuring brutal deaths, orgies, and black magic, Crowley is a highly entertaining, somewhat creepy, and hilarious horror romp that will most likely delight fans of such genre fare.
July 7, 2011
Fun. Pacing is all over the place. A bit convoluted, but worth watching if you don't have high expectations.
February 23, 2010
Synopsis: Aleister Crowley's soul is inserted in the body of a college professor, who knew Crowley as a youth, during a virtual reality experiment gone awry. Crowley then proceeds to make sure he is reborn with his occult knowledge into a new body.
The actor playing Crowley (Simon Callow) is a revelation
Forced Iron Maiden
Final Analysis: Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden, wrote this. While I appreciate Iron Maiden's musical endeavors, I don't care if they make movies. I got this because, as will become more abundantly clear, I am interested by the supernatural and the occult, observationally only. Aleister Crowley is a gargantuan figure in that world. So, this movie piqued my curiosity. A film about Crowley could go several different avenues, I know that originally this was to be a period piece, but the budget to do that and pull it off couldn't be secured. They brought Crowley in to the modern world and when, and only when, Crowley, is on the screen, this movie is captivating. The actor playing Crowley, Simon Callow, delivers an amazingly staggering performance, fearless and uninhibited. Oscar Worthy. They demonstrate the perversity of Crowley well. Its a shame such a good performance is lost in such rudimentary story and convoluted narrative. The 40% really is just because of Simon Callow, everyone else couldn't act.
NOT TOO GOOD.
November 8, 2009
Neither great nor terrible. The acting in this movie i found pretty decent. The character of Crowley has always fascinated me. Somewhat hard to keep up with, but the conclusion made it worth watching to me.
July 12, 2009
Anyone and everyone associated with this travesty should hang their heads in shame. Poor Crowley, he might not have been great but he deserves hugely more than this idiotic smuttification of his legacy. Dire writing, leaden direction and heinious acting all combine to produce an utter stinker bereft of any cinematic competence whatsoever. 'Do what thou wilt?' Well they've done what they wilt and it's abject!!!
March 7, 2009
What garbage. A complete muddled mess, not very interesting. Twisted and poorly directed. It makes me wonder who actually thought this would be an interesting film.