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Wednesday, 18 May 2011


Priest reviewed by Chris McKeag 

It is often said that if you give an infinite amount of monkeys typewriters and an infinite amount of time they will eventually produce the entire works of Shakespeare. In which case, given 20 minutes they could definitely have written the Post-Apocalyptic script for Priest. This is a film you have seen before, or at least you have seen everything that comprises it before, only executed more skillfully. Think High Noon Vs Mad Max Vs Blade, devoid of any of their charm. Its just highly derivative and lazy. While I am aware of the source material for this movie I can’t profess to really know it but this role does nothing for Paul Bettany (continuing a Holy downward spiral a’la Angels & Demons, Legion) who at least has the decency to look vaguely awkward about the whole thing. If you have to see a comic book adaptation this week then sack this and pop along to Thor. At least that’s an hour and a half of your life you might enjoy.

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