Excerpt: "Oscar winner Nicolas Cage ('National Treasure,' 'Ghost Rider') and Ron Perlman ('Hellboy,' 'Hellboy II') star in this supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader and his fellow soldier who must transport a woman accused of being a witch to a remote monastery. The arduous journey across perilous terrain tests their strength and courage as they discover the girl's secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of...
Excerpt: In the 14th Century, two knights who have been fighting in the Crusades (Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman) abandon their post out of frustration with the innocents being killed in the name of God. In order to prevent themselves from being tried as deserters, they agree to escort a young girl (Claire Foy), accused by the church of being a witch responsible for a terrible plague that's hit the land, to a distant abbey to be tried for her crimes.
Excerpt: Behman (Nicolas Cage) and Felson (Ron Perlman) have walked a path lined with blood and death for a long while, battling those labeled as infidels by the church. There is little rest for them between blood soaked clashes, so this cycle of killing has taken an immense toll on them. The two finally decide that enough is enough, so they desert their positions and return home.
Conclusion: There's a good chance you'll find Season of the Witch harmless (if hokey and hammy) for about an hour, but what follows will sour you on the whole thing. Nicolas Cage makes a lot of movies and, lately, most of them are trashed by critics and avoided by the public. For not being what you'd call a fan of him, I do find that the projects he chooses tend to be interesting and benefit from even his half-hearted characterization.
Conclusion: There is a lot that I didn’t like about Season of the Witch. It’s probably not a good thing that it kept reminding me of other better movies. Season of the Witch seems to have copied the look and feel from Van Helsing , the battle sequences of The Lord of the Rings , but utterly failed to become its own film.
Summary: One gets the impression that Sena attempts to do too much here. What starts as a simple witchcraft film ends up turning into a demonic climax that is far too much sub-par computer-generated imagery and far too little of the character potential that the film has set up. In the extras I was surprised to learn that the climax was filmed without the computer demon. I think it would have been a wiser and potentially cheaper choice of retaining that version of the movie.
Excerpt: When Charlie Sheen had his much-publicized meltdown in early 2011, I was surprised so many people his act to outrageous. I thought he was just doing a poor-man's impression of Nicholas Cage. As if sensing the challenge to his throne of "most wacked-out actor in America," Cage went and got himself arrested in the French Quarter and had to be bailed out by Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Excerpt: Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman star in this supernatural action adventure about a heroic crusader and his closest friend who return home after decades of fierce fighting, only to find their world destroyed by the Plague. The church elders, convinced that a girl accused of being a witch is responsible for the devastation, command the two to transport the strange girl to a remote monastery where monks will perform an ancient ritual to rid the land of her curse.
Excerpt: The Movie It's the 14th Century and, weary of the wholesale slaughter of The Crusades and haunted by his actions, a brave knight (Nicolas Cage) and his comrade (Ron Perlman) return home to find their country ravaged by The Black Plague. They have been branded as deserters by the church and in order to commute their sentence they agree to a quest, to deliver an accused witch to a distant monastery where they will find a book that might hold the power to defeat her and...
Excerpt: Season of the Witch takes us to the Crusades, where two kooky knights trade banter as they attempt to take a witch to some holy ground to cure the plague. Exciting if done right, especially so when you’re letting Nicholas Cage be Cage and Ron Pearlman be Pearlman. Their opening scene where they’re one step away from winking at the camera before plunging into battle is great.