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That old black magic has me in its spell,
This review is from: Season Of The Witch [DVD] (DVD)
that old black magic that you weave so well.
The film starts out with an encounter with a real witch just to let us know that it's not pussyfooting around. Now we flash forward to the 14th century. Brave crusader knights Behmen (Nicolas Cage) and Felson (Ron Perlman) get fed up with their slaughtering ways and desert.
Soon they are pressed into a new mission. With a motley rabble they must deliver a supposed witch (Claire Foy) to a monastery to break the back of the plague that could take over the world.
We spend most of our time in this film wondering if she or isn't she. We may find that this mission is a part of something much greater than a simple fricassee of witch. As we watch Behmen and Felson's struggling with their own differences between God and the church we to have some food for thought.
Keep in mind this film is really a simple who is the bad guy and will they get their film. There actually isn't any excess gore but a few spooky scenes with fiery eyes.
Yes some things could have been done better and yes there are loose ends but this is way too much fun to worry about that at this point.