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Topic: Member Discussion of PRIEST
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Member Discussion of PRIEST
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 9:17am
HERE's WHERE to GO AHEAD and SHARE YER THOUGHTS on JUST HOW DAMN AWFUL THIS MOVIE IS.  

AND HERE's the http://www.razzies.com/forum/official-razzie-take-on-priest_forum518.html - to READ OUR "OFFICIAL RAZZIE® TAKE" on http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum-discussion-addl-info-on-priest_forum519.html - ...  




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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 9:56am

It feels as if I've seen this movie a thousand times before (or at least movies with this same premise).



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Posted By: Film Reel Redemption
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 10:54am
First 'The Rite' now this. It appears films focusing on religous subject matter seem to have taken a liking to the Razzies.

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Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 11:46am
A spiritual successor to Legion, one of my Bottom 40 Films of 2010. I should've known this would be bad before New Year's. Last time I checked, the reviews were in the "Abysmal" range, 14%.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 12:07pm
It's "Legion Part 2"! Ugh! Am I the only one who thinks Paul Bettany does not make for a believable action hero? Must be why they have Maggie "Queen Action Heroine" Q tagging along with him.

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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 12:45pm

Michaels, No i also think Bettany shouldn't be in summer action-movies, i actually think he's a decent actor and it always feels to me like he's taking roles that are just below him.

This also seems to be the SECOND Razzie-worthy supporting of Cam Gigandet (first being The Roommate).

And last but not least, I just found out that this movie was based on a Korean Manga-series, directing us back to the discussion on the main forum about the impossibility of a good Manga/Anime-adaption in Hollywood.



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Posted By: Berrynoia
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 3:08pm
Yeah, I think it's kind of important to know of the "based on a Korean manhwa" thing, with manhwa having the same meaning as manga.  

It may be more comparable to Speed Racer and DragginBall Devolution than films like Legion and The Rite.  Also, the Keanu Bebop movie fell into Development Hell a while back, though he is being considered for an Akira adaptation (will Rosie O'Donnell play the giant blob?).

Impossibility of a good manga/anime adaptation, indeed.

Originally posted by Vheid

And last but not least, I just found out that this movie was based on a Korean Manga-series, directing us back to the discussion on the main forum about the impossibility of a good Manga/Anime-adaption in Hollywood.






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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 4:05pm
And that is where it will hopefully stay forever, so there will be at least one beloved anime series that won't be sh*t on by Hollywood!   

Originally posted by Berrynoia

The Keanu Bebop movie fell into Development Hell a while back.



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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 5:03pm
This has got to be one of the most boring trailers I've seen in a long time! 

At least director Scott Charles Stewart didn't also write this like he did with http://www.razzies.com/forum/legion_forum410.html -


Posted By: Mayhem5185
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 10:31pm
If that stupid fat f-cking cow actually were cast, then the movie might at least be amusingly watchable...  LOL   

Originally posted by Berrynoia


Akira adaptation (will Rosie O'Donnell play the giant blob?).





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Posted By: Mayhem5185
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 10:32pm
And on another note, This movie looks like dog sh-t, and I hope it gets the attention from us that Legion never did.

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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: May 11 2011 at 11:13am

Just saw it (don't ask me how... I shall not tell). Eventhough it was by no means a good film, it wasn't as unwatchable as the RT-rating led us to believe. It's more Waterworld-bad (as in a bad movie that is fun to watch) than Jonah Hex-bad (as in a nearly unwatchable movie). [SPOILERS] They did use a Jonah Hex-like animation/narration introduction sequence and a lot of the plot twists were already very obvious early on in the movie (like Priest being Lucy's father and the main bad guy being a priest turned vampire). It also is very funny that when they make a villain that is unbeatable, They just blow the train up on which he is standing. [END OF SPOILERS]

Right, I forgot to mention. This has has less to do with the original manga than Van Helsing (the movie) had to do with Bram Stoker's Dracula. I started reading it a couple of days ago (mainly because i wanted to know what the movie would be about) and the story/plot in the comics is far superior to that of the movie.



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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 12 2011 at 4:38pm
R.T.(20%): "It's admittedly sleek and stylish, but those qualities are wasted on a dull, derivative blend of sci-fi, action and horror cliches.



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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 13 2011 at 12:34pm
Chilean reviews:

"Another action bomb that wastes it's potential for trying too hard to develop a story when in fact all there is to do is give us pyrotechny and fun(**/*****)".

"The script never finds a necessary conection gets lost between shallow critics towards the catholic church,a rehash of genres and a coctail of cliche sentences that end up trivializing the movie's background(***/*******)".


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Posted By: leojaxx
Date Posted: May 19 2011 at 8:49am
I liked Legion and I'm planning to see Priest. I think it looks like it'll be good!  


Posted By: Mayhem5185
Date Posted: May 19 2011 at 1:28pm
Is that you Gee-Wiz?!? Are you back?!?!?



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 19 2011 at 8:36pm
Maybe he has a secret cult following that now unleashes his illogical posts for him?!


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Posted By: Mayhem5185
Date Posted: May 22 2011 at 12:11am
Okay I really must have the power LOL, cause no sooner do I say that and... guess who"s come back to our Forum! 



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 22 2011 at 5:39am
You just had to say his name, didn't you!  




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"Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie ... but, no, no. John Hughes did not direct my life." ("Easy A", 2010)


Posted By: Mayhem5185
Date Posted: May 22 2011 at 3:11pm
I thought just saying gee-wiz was safe lol

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 23 2011 at 2:21pm
Originally posted by Mayhem5185

I thought just saying gee-wiz was safe lol
Sadly, you thought wrong. Apparently your magic works even if you use a parody version of the missing poster's name.

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"Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie ... but, no, no. John Hughes did not direct my life." ("Easy A", 2010)


Posted By: Alex
Date Posted: June 30 2011 at 7:34am
Well,

yesterday night I considered watching Priest, but turned it down.

So what do you think, is it after all a thrilling, exciting movie or just a
stringing of special effects?




Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: June 30 2011 at 7:42am
Alex, It's bad but hilariously bad. You know the kind of ridiculous movie that is worth watching with a friend while doing an MST3K-like commentary....


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Posted By: Alex
Date Posted: July 01 2011 at 4:56am
Originally posted by Vheid

Alex, It's bad but hilariously bad. You know the kind of ridiculous movie that is worth watching with a friend while doing an MST3K-like commentary....



Thanks Vheid for your opinion.

By the way, what is the meaning of MST3K?


Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: July 01 2011 at 5:40am
Alex, I meant Mystery Science Theater 3000, It was a show in the 1990's were they would show bad old movies and point out all the flaws and unintentional funny moments. There are a lot of clips from the show on youtube...

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Posted By: Alex
Date Posted: July 01 2011 at 5:56am
Thanks, 

Now I do understand exactly what kind of movie Priest is.  


I am from Germany -- That's why that term was new to me.


Have a nice day Vhied!


Best regards,

Alex


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Posted By: dannyworthz
Date Posted: July 02 2011 at 6:32pm
He is a powerful priest and at the same time a good father for he saved his daughter from the vampire.


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: August 17 2011 at 7:54am
Although several have said that Priest is hilariously bad, I thought it was very boring.
 
The good:
 
Karl Urban: Urban has a thankless role as the vampire leader that he does the best with.
 
Maggie Q: Her performance is a bit meh, but, compared to some of the other performances in her, she good. It helps that she's hot.
 
Some of the vampire scenes are funny. The special effects are so bad, that the vampires are rendered hilarious.
 
The bad:
 
The special effects: I mentioned that the effects makes the vampires funny, but most of the time, they're a hindrance.
 
Paul Bettany: Bettany's been on a religious role streak. Much like Legion, he falls flat. Maybe he's doing these roles to make-up for church-defaming movies like Creation and The Da Vinci Code.
 
Scott Stewart: Stewart's the same thin-skull who directed Legion. The same flaws that sunk Legion sink Priest. Stewart used to be special effects guy like Joe Johnston, but Johnston has made a couple good movies like October Sky and this year's Captain America.
 
The ugly:
 
Cam Gigandet: He's been in 9 movies and only one of them (Easy A) hasn't sucked. He was on the Razzie ballot last year for Burlesque and he should have more nods.
 
The cliche storm: Seriously, this movie is so predictable. You'll see Lily Collins being Paul Bettany's daughter and Karl Urban being Bettany's brother from the start. I, almost, didn't spoil that because it's so predictable.
 
Why was Christopher Plummers in this?: It's not his worst movie (Alexander, Cold Creek Manor, and Rock-A-Doodle are worse) but it still seems odd that he would be in this movie.
 
Wow, what a boring movie. Yesterday was not a good day for me renting movies. This, Hoodwinked Too, Mars Needs Moms. Hopefully, the other two movies I rented (The Conspirater, Limitless) will be good. Grade: D+
 
Next-up: Hall Pass!


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: August 17 2011 at 10:58am
Maybe Plummer owed Bettany a favor (they also worked together on A BEAUTIFUL MIND)?    

Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

Why was Christopher Plummers in this?


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Posted By: Film Reel Redemption
Date Posted: August 26 2011 at 12:10pm

But then again, Plummer also has 'Beginners' this year, for which he is being touted as an Oscar contender, to help him forget he was in 'Priest'...



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Posted By: SuperTeenTopia
Date Posted: August 26 2011 at 2:09pm
I love Maggie Q, but after seeing the trainwreck that was "The King of Fighters," I'm very concerned about renting this -- and the review above seems to confirm my fears!

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: September 10 2011 at 4:21pm
I just saw it.

HeadRAZZ barely writes his comments on movies,so I try to pay attention to them.A few days ago,I read what he thought of IN THE NAME OF THE KING,and it fits perfectly with how I felt about the writing and editing in this movie:
Originally posted by HeadRAZZBerry

Uwe Boll doesn't know how to establish time, place or character, each of which is essential to understanding what's going on in a movie.
Among the few critics that liked it because it was stylish...I didn't see anything I haven't seen in other post-apocalyptical movies.Not to mention the unoriginal music.And SchumacherH8ter's right:it was boring.Granted,it gets genuinely thrilling during the last 15 minutes...but is it worth it?

Cam Gigandet is even worse than in THE ROOMMATE.And if Christopher Plummer's* role had been bigger,he would've been in the same level,but he ended up just bad.Maggie Q and Karl Urban are passable.But Lily Collins is so over-the-top.And so is Paul Bettany.And he's inconsistent.I mean,if an actor gets a bad-written character it's the writer's fault.But,since they have to try to improve it even a little bit,it's also his fault because during PRIEST's "emotional" outbursts it didn't feel as if it was the same character.

Critics Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox had a good point:"In this world they have motorcycles that run so fast but they don't have bombs that can blow up a vampire's house?" "Yeah.Enough with the motorcycles in post-apocalyptic movies!What do these things run on anyway?!".And my fav. review was Widgett Walls's review from needcoffe.com:"GOLLUM on crystal meth".

I give this 1/10(could've been 0).

*Am I the only one who thought he looked like the EMPEROR dressed as the queen in STAR WARS?
Originally posted by HeadRAZZberry


"In the name of my father, this gun and you -- Who 
are about to become a ghost!" 
WTF?!That actually would've been a cool quote!


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