Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman star in a muddled medieval drama filled with movie clichés, crazy battle montages and the black plague. Cage and Perlman play the role of 14th century Crusaders who return home from a lengthy quest to find Europe in the grip of the Black Death in Season of the Witch.

Christopher Lee plays a cardinal who orders Cage and Perlman to transport an accused witch to a remote monastery where an ancient ritual will hopefully end the plague. The voyage there becomes quite dangerous, which includes encounters with possessed wolves and other evil things. This movie is so bad its almost silly. I quit counting how many medieval clichés there were and to be honest with you, I still can’t tell you if this is a a supernatural action movie or a dark demonic horror film.

I might not be the smartest guy in the world but I didn’t fall off a turnip truck yesterday either. This plot is so preposterous and frankly nothing that happens makes any sense, even if you try your hardest to suspend all reality. Sure the CGI effects are cool but come on, its not even in 3D ! I give it a pretty bad rating, see my video for more details. As bad as the movie is, the silliest thing on the screen is Cage’s hair: long blond ringlets when everyone else has a buzz cut. Didn’t get it. Hollywood has had a long tradition of putting out lousy movies in the middle of the awards season. Season of the Witch keeps that tradition going.

Brett Martin

Brett Martin

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