Cannot believe the negativity surrounding this film - just another example of film snobbery. It has no agenda and no motivation outside entertainment - but is this really a bad thing? Thoroughly enjoyed the apocalyptic setting, the Western pastiche, the flashy cinematography, and top-notch effects. The vampires were a little corny, and the script was thin, but that's being picky. A lot of fun, plain and simple.
I liked the animated intro the best. The movie quite obviously mashes up elements from Blade Runner, Equilibrium and other genre films, but the interesting world setting is soon abandoned for bland chase in faux-wild west. Actions scenes are poorly paced and not imaginative, characters are forgettable, the movie is too short, too uninspired and fails to explore any of the possible subtexts.
Pretty sure I fell asleep watching this. The plot idea was good and I really have a lot of love for quite a few of the actors but overall it was poorly executed. The fact that it's based on a south korea comic (do we call them manga?) explains a lot of the over the top dramatic fight scenes which really let it down and left me sat there swearing at the screen at how ridiculous it all was.
There wasn't a reason for me to hate this film. I'm not sure if it's because I'm such a huge fan of vampire graphic novels or what. There are films way, way worse than this, and it was fun to watch in the theatre with my friends late at night. I can also see myself watching it many times at home. I loved the design of the city, I loved the grittiness of the characters, I loved the comic-like attitude of the script.
La estética y el look de la película mas que un logro es sencillamente un acierto, pues supongo que el material que dio origen a la misma tiene esa riqueza visual. Ahora más que eso no hay nada rescatable en Priest, algunas partes de la música pero ni eso. Es tan inconsecuente como "Legion", que también estuvo dirigida por Stewart y protagonizada por Bettany.