A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.
Priests tracking down vampires on jet propelled bikes. Something about that’s meant to be quite exciting and cool and provocative. But all it is here is just that.
We’ve got another sci-fi film with a dystopian future where religion’s gone all do wacky and we’ve got a crazy mix of uber futuristic stuff, your ol’ west and a bit of a Chinese influence thrown in for the hell of it.
While Priest doesn’t add anything new to add to the sci-fi/future-western/vampire genre it didn’t waste it’s time getting going with the plot. Thankfully, I don’t think there’s a moment ‘wasted’ on un-needed dialog or scenes. Everything is to the point. So that means the film skips along to it’s end in a very gracious 84 minutes. So it’s an easy watch. I didn’t get bored. Though I wasn’t thrilled. It’s just ok. Nothing stood out. I don’t know if they were trying to make something of the whole religion aspect of it, but it clearly didn’t come across to me!
Perfectly watchable and perfectly forgettable. Was fine for a snowy afternoon.
(Oh and after The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, my second Alan Dale film of the year!)
Read on to see all the films watched this year…