Watched “Season of the Witch” last night with Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman on DVD and expected a train wreck of a movie based on reviews.
Rottentomatoes.com gave the film a 10% positive which means that 90% of reviewers found the film rotten.
Nine out of ten people found this film unworthy.
For some unknown reason I feel a need to defend this movie.
It’s not terrible and it hardly deserved the onslaught of negative reviews.
With that said I will state that the film is no award winning piece of work but it is entertaining, it has some great sets and locations and some decent FX work.
The movie did what it needed to do and that was to entertain me for one and a half hours.
Do reviewers really hate Nicolas Cage so much that they trash anything he touches?
I liked “Con Air,” “National Treasure,” and “The Sorceress Apprentice” as well and these all received less than glorious reviews.
Back to “Season of the Witch,” the film is the story of two Crusaders that leave the church and find themselves charged with transporting an accused witch to a monastery for trial.
Simple premise but the film gives you plenty of eye candy.
- Nasty black plague make-up effects.
- A cool dilapidated bridge sequence.
- Unique “transforming” wolves.
- And a gorgeous looking “accused” witch.
Plus a bunch of other little touches that makes “Season of the Witch” a satisfying medieval romp with a touch of horror and supernatural thrown in for good measure, it’s an entertaining mix that in no way deserved the bad rap.