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May
16

Cinefantastique Spotlight: PRIEST

The Last Holy Roller: Paul Bettany goes in hot pursuit of ravenous vampires in PRIEST.

The Last Holy Roller: Paul Bettany goes in hot pursuit of ravenous vampires in PRIEST.

The post-apocalyptic future, what could be more fun? Well, puppies, stick ball, and watching Donald Trump eat a bug, amongst other things. Nevertheless, the producers of PRIEST are hoping you’re jazzed to see a ravaged world in which the war between humanity and blind, sluglike creatures called vampires has reached a stalemate, and Paul Bettany’s taciturn, neck-biter-hunting priest threatens to disrupt the peace by chasing after his kidnapped niece. Is a movie that blends BLADE RUNNER with THE SEARCHERS and throws in a despicable Karl Urban — far, far from the U.S.S. Enterprise — and a toothsome Maggie Q for good measure ready to take its place in the pantheon of top-notch action films, or is it just JONAH HEX tricked out with concrete bunkers and nitro-enhanced motorcycles? Join Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons as they discuss the merits and demerits.

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