Excerpt: Oh my, my mother-in-law would love this – a world where Catholic Priests rule with an iron fist and you’re forced to say the rosary on command. Yes, this is coming from a converted Catholic (from Methodisism) and I’m still getting used to the ways of the new faith.
Conclusion: Is there anything in Priest that makes it worth sitting through? Yes, but just one thing. Maggie Q. as the warrior Priestess. She’s just hot in her leather clad outfit. She can swing her exotic weaponry at me anytime.
Excerpt: Priest’s final line of dialogue is, “It’s just beginning,” that in reference to a vampire horde regaining a foothold on a battered society. Writer Cory Goodman probably didn’t write that in the script, because why would he?
Conclusion: From director Scott Stewart, 'Priest' is the forgettable sci-fi fantasy about an alternate human history filled with ravenous vampires and superhero priests. Paul Bettany stars in the convoluted, out-of-this-world reimagining of John Ford's 'The Searchers,' and the end product is a sadly misguided...
Excerpt: If ever there were a movie destined for slightly above average, it would be one about a post-apocalyptic confrontation between vampires and rogue priests. With Paul Bettany as the protagonist clergyman and a script adapted from a well-received graphic novel, Priest should be wrestling with African...
Excerpt: There was a time when a post-apocalyptic Western adapted from a series of Korean graphic novels about a vampire-hunting killer priest might have possessed some small element of novelty, especially if it was projected in the once-anachronistic medium of 3-D.
Conclusion: It moves at a lick, but is instantly forgettable. ‘Better’ than Legion, in that it doesn’t run to unintentional laughs, it’s marginally less entertaining. On the strength of this duo, the Bettany-Stewart teaming will never threaten Wayne-Ford in the pantheon.