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Monday, August 22, 2011

Task 37 – “The Priest” Movie Review

(37) Watch 26 Movies (14/26)
Movie: Priest
Rating: 2-Stars

In this Post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller the Church assigns warrior-priests to vanquish the vampires after centuries of war between men and vampires. The vampire survivors are kept in reserves and hives and the humans live in chaotic walled dystopian cities ruled by the Church. The priests become outcast by the Church who are afraid of the power of their fighting skill.
Shannon (Mädchen Amick) and Owen (Stephen Moyer) Pace, who live in an outpost, are slaughtered in a vampires attach and their daughter Lucy (Lily Collins) is abducted. The local sheriff Hicks (Cam Gigandet) seeks out Owen's brother, the Priest (Paul Bettany), to search for Lucy who he is in love with. The Priest asks permission of Monsignor Orelas (Christopher Plummer) who rules the church to hunt the vampires and rescue Lucy but he is denied. He is reminded to go against the church is to go against God. The Priest breaks his vows and travels with Hicks to track down the vampires and rescue his niece Lucy before they turn her into a familiar.
The church angered by the Priest send other Priests to capture and bring him back for punishment. Sooner the warrior Priestess (Maggie Q) joins the Priest and Hicks in their quest. The other two priest’s are killed in another vampire attach on a larger outpost town.  They discover that attack was by train which is shielding them from the sun and allowing them to travel by day. The tracks lead directly to the city and that no one but them is capable of stopping the vampires from killing everyone.
They devise a plan to rescue the girl and stop the vampires. During the battle we learn that Lucy isn’t his niece but his daughter and that she was raised by her aunt and uncle when her father was called to duty as a warrior priest. We also learn that the captor is none other than a past friend and priest captured in battle who now wears a black hat (Karl Urban) given life by the vampire queen.

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