Movie Review: Priest

Director: Scot Stewart
Cast: Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Cam Gigandet and Stephen Moyer
Runtime: 87 mins
Rating: PG-13
Released: May 13th 2011

Plot: (from Yahoo movies) A legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on an obsessive quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

This movie I knew I would like from the get go. When you combine a post-apocalyptic world and Vampires all in the same movie, that's a win for me. Add to that of course the acting skills of Paul Bettany (Priest). The movie is dark in nature but not horrific to the point you become disgusted at any point. I missed seeing this movie in the theaters and now after watching it at home, I wished I could have seen it on the big screen. It's pretty bad-ass is one good description for the whole movie in general. If you are a fan of Underworld or Constantine, then this is both in one. 

Priest (Paul Bettany) is one of the few left of his kind. The Priest have been ignored for many years after they protected the humans from the vampires. They now live secluded and ignored by most. The vampires have been supposedly   placed in quarantine in a far away location. That changes that night that a family is attacked and the daughter is abducted. Well that daughter happens to be the daughter of Priest that his brother raised for him when he was recruited. When Lucy (Lily Collins) goes missing and Hicks (Cam Gigandet) tells Priest, he defies the church to go find her. That's when all Hell brakes loose. 

A thriller movie full of action and suspense with some wicked looking vampires. You won't see any sparkly vampires in this film. 

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