SEASON OF THE WITCH Movie Review
SO what better time to write a review of a movie that stars Nicholas Cage then right now. I mean with all the hoopla that's going on in his domestic life why not? Season Of The Witch was released in January 2011 and stars Nicholas Cage and Ron Pearlman (Hellboy). It is a tale of medieval witches and how a heroic crusader has to bring one of them to a remote monastery.
I will start off by saying that I liked the movie mainly because of the character Felson's (played by Ron Pearlman) humor. You got witty one liners throughout the whole movie from him. I have to admit that the plot was rather interesting and reminded me a bit of Dungeons and Dragons while I was watching. The adventure that they go through while transporting the witch and the events that happen along the way were entertaining however were a bit slow at times. I think that the CGI could have been a bit better in the end segments. What also could have been worked on is the fact that the movie takes place in the 14th century yet everyone speaks in 'contemporary' language.
Without going further into the plot and ruining any of the movie for you I will continue on to say that the actors performances were not too bad and they all looked like they were having fun with their characters. It was definitely not Cage's best performance, I would much rather see him play roles like the ones he played in Bad Lieutenant, Con Air, 88MM and even Bangkok Dangerous. He plays a much better bad ass cop then sorcerer or knight.
Here's the deal, if you go into this movie expecting a major action/adventure blockbuster hit you will be sadly disappointed. I was in a relaxed mood when I sat down and watched it so it was smooth sailing for me. I didn't really go into it with high expectations so I was generally pleased. I don't know that I would sit through it again, I probably won't even buy the bluray either. As much as it was enjoyable it was just as forgetable. It's a dark heroic adventure worth the watch if you don't expect much from it.