Oh, Nicolas Cage, how you perplex me! You go out and do a fantastic job in a films like Bad Lieutenant and Kick-Ass, and then follow it with stuff like Sorcerer’s Apprentice and now Season of the Witch, which from all the materials I’ve seen from it, looks like it belongs straight in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart. I think Nicolas Cage has not learned from his disastrous appearance in The Wicker Man. I just don’t get how he is considered famous, but still continues to put out some of the worst films in Hollywood. (I’m looking at you Ghost Rider!) If anyone has a positive spin on this trailer, I’d love to hear it in the comments! (New opinions are sometimes needed.)
A medieval knight undertakes a mission pitting him against a devious witch and making him the last hope for the world against an ancient and dark force. His faith broken by years of battle as a crusader, Behmen returns to central Europe to find his homeland decimated by the Black Plague. While searching for food and supplies at the Palace at Marburg, Behmen and his trusted companion, Felson are apprehended and ordered by the dying Cardinal to deliver a young peasant girl – believed to be the witch responsible for the Plague – to a remote abbey where her powers can be destroyed. Behmen agrees to the assignment but only if the peasant girl is granted a fair trial. As he and five others set off on this dangerous journey, they realize with mounting dread that the cunning girl is no ordinary human, and that their mission will pit them against an evil that even in these dark times they never could have imagined.
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy, Ulrich Thomsen
Directed by: Dominic Sena
Produced by: Alan G. Glazer, Adam Goodman (III), Chuck Roven
Genres: Drama and Suspense/Horror
Release Date: March 19th, 2010 (wide)
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