Okay, so it’s hardly news that I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptic genre fodder. After the so-so Legion, the latest movie from the grim-and-bare-it combination of actor Paul Bettany and director Scott Stewart is Priest. The movie is set in a grim gothika of a future where humans have been plagued for centuries by vampires of the none-beautiful variety. Enter Bettany, one of a league of warrior priests who is forced to turn against his own kind and reap personal revenge on the evil bloodsuckers…so far so excellent. And while the trailer leans towards the bleaker end of the stake-em-up genre, it promises to be a welcome addition to the post-apocalyptic cannon.
I’ve got one thing to say about the trailers for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice which I’ve caught so far. It’s all about the cars, man. And to all intents and purposes, the crew knew it; two accidents involving cars have already lent the film it’s very own ‘cursed movie set’ legend. But if you’re going to spotlight a very rare 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom, you’ve got to expect some ghosts!
Casting Nicolas Cage as the magician? Hmmm, I’m not sure. I love Cage – he’s excellent as the habitual dark soul in movies such as Ghost Rider, Leaving Las Vegas and Face/Off. But his dry monotone and morose expression seems a little kilter for this Disney juggernaut. All the same, I like the look of the effects – the metallic stylings of the dragon ring and a generous splurge of blue flames.