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Season of the Witch
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 11:00

Season of the WitchImagine a buddy-cop movie starring Nicholas Cage and Ron Perlman as two rough-and-tumble guys transporting a criminal to justice. Now put them in armor as oldie Crusaders, swap guns for swords and throw in some low budget special effects. Now imagine that the most exciting scene in the film is people pushing a cart across a rickety bridge and there you have Season of the Witch.

Cage and his cohortsNicholas Cage’s latest money grab would be more at home in a college dorm drinking game or as a late night Sci-Fi channel creature feature. It is that bad. But that doesn’t mean it’s not at least a little entertaining – how could a movie with trash-talking demons and zombie monks not be? All of these special effects are rendered in graphics almost as good as your Original Playstation video games from 1994. Not to mention the stilted dialogue that sounds like Shakespeare for Dummies.

The story doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but the gist of it is that Cage and Perlman star as a couple of ex-Crusaders who are tired of killing in the name of God. When they stumble on a town that’s been infected by the plague, they learn that the townspeople believe a witch has cursed them. They are roped into escorting the imprisoned girl to a monastery where she will be tried for witchcraft, but trouble awaits along the way.

The fearsome Cage and Perlman have some of the necessary buddy-chemistry, probably cultivated over long nights at a tavern drowning their sorrows once they realized what they’d gotten themselves into.

Season of the Witch is bad, but redeems itself by being just bad enough to provide some laughs.

INFOKERNALS:

Directed by Dominic Sena, Starring Nicholas Cage and Ron Perlman.

Filming took place in Austria, Hungary and Croatia.

Nicholas Cage will grab your box-office bucks again soon, starring in Drive Angry 3D.