Season of the Witch Reviews
This movie isn't even entertaining from a "bad movie" standpoint except for maybe the CGI wolves and some of the wicked special effects throughout the movie. Cage doesn't even get any freakout moments.
Oh and SPOILER ALERT.
They spend most of the movie wondering if this girl is truly a witch or not and the twist is that... she's a demon. ...what?
It gets half a star for a cool opening scene. That's IT.
Cage and Perlman, by the way, are introduced to us as fighters in the Crusade slaughtering people in the name of Jesus. They're the good guys.
This is a really bad film that is probably ideal if you just want something on in the background while you do something more interesting.
My favourite problem with this movie, setting aside the gaping plot holes, sci-fi channel special effects, appaling choreography and horrible, horrible acting, was the accents. This is a film where American actor Nicolas Cage, playing a European knight in Europe, adopts a British accent. Co-star and fellow crusader Perlman keeps his American accent though. Meanwhile, a supporting cast of (ultimately) forgettable local, European characters, played by a string of British actors all inexplicably adopt horrible American accents too. This issue alone killed the film, although ironically, made it entertaining.
Oh, the costumes were good.
For me the movie really had nothing surprising in the beginning it had some direction and then lost it fast.
Nick Cage has brought out better movies than this.
Although PG 13 I would state this more 15+ A one time view for me.
Nothing to write home about.
Fazit: Besser ein einfaches Drehbuch durcharbeiten, anstatt mehrere Genres zu mischen. Gute Darsteller in einem schlechten Spiel!