By Erik Luna
With only a few fight scenes to offer its audience members and boring dialogue, “Priest” is not as interesting as movie trailers made them out to be.
The setting is in a post-apocalyptic world where vampires fight against humans.
The main character, Priest, is a forgotten warrior of a victorious war against the vampires.
Although Paul Bettany is an adequate actor, his performance as Priest is nothing special.
He changes his voice to make him sound tougher.
While telling the origins of the Priests, the movie takes an unprecedented twist by becoming animated.
It is the best part of the movie.
Priest lives in the human race refuge center named Cathedral City, which is ruled by the church.
Priest then goes on a quest to save a special person from the vampires that are preparing for war, despite the churches ban on his leaving.
He reunites with a woman known as Priestess, a fellow warrior from the war, and a young sheriff named Hicks that fell in love with the person Priest needs to save.
Although there are a few fight scenes that are worth watching, some fight scenes looks straight out of one of the “Matrix” movies.
The lack of creativity is one major problem the movie has, naming its main characters with very simplistic names such as: Priest, Priestess, and Black Hat.
The storyline is quite bland and doesn’t really go into full details about the war or the priests.
The acting is horrible, except for Karl Urban as Black Hat.
The movies special effects are nothing extraordinary, and it’s not worth dishing out a couple extra dollars to see the movie in 3D.
Moviegoers should watch another movie because paying money solely to see “Priest” will make you feel cheated out of your money.
“Priest” runs for an hour and 27 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language.