Season of the Witch (2011)
Season of the Witch Plot Synopsis:A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force.
Season of the Witch (2011) Review
Season of the Witch (2011) is an American fantasy, action adventure horror movie that did not meet my expectations. The hour and a half movie did not waste my time, but I will not see it again. Season of the Witch was inspired from The Seventh Seal (1957). Director Dominic Sena (Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), Swordfish (2001), Kalifornia (1993)) had a great screenplay in his hand but failed at execution. The movie is filled with extreme graphic violence and gore. There is no bad language or sexual content. Season of the Witch is about two Teutonic Knights that return from the crusades to find Black Death ruined their fatherland. The Knights were given the responsibility by two church elders to transport a girl (Claire Foy) that was accused of being a witch and is responsible for ruining their fatherland. The Knights have to take the girl to a monastery for the monks to lift the curse.
Season of the Witch revolves around Teutonic Knights Behmen von Bleibruck (Nicolas Cage - Leaving Las Vegas (1995), National Treasure (2004), Moonstruck (1987)) and Felson (Ron Perlman - Hellboy (2004), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Drive (2011)) trying to save their fatherland Europe. Upon returning home from the crusade, Cardinal D’Ambroise (Christopher Lee - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)) who is infected with the Black Death plague gave them an order. The Cardinal told Behmen and Felson to take Anna (Claire Foy - Going Postal (2010), Wreckers (2011), Vampire Academy (2014)) to a remote monastery. The monks at the monastery will determine if Anna is a witch and if she is they will perform a sacred ritual that will take away her powers and stop the plague of Black Death. Some members of the church joined Behmen and Felson on their mission. Anna managed to escape on the first night to a nearby village but was found shortly after. The group lost trust in Anna and did not regain trust in her after she saves one of their members from falling from a bridge.
All of the monks at the monastery were dead from the plague. They found the Key of Solomon, which is an ancient book with holy rituals that is used to defeat evil. They began to perform a ritual on Anna and realizes that she is not a witch but is possessed by a powerful demon. Watch the movie to see which of the members dies during the battle with Baal, the evil demon. Will Anna survive this nightmare?
The movie was an okay watch but fell short, it had the potential to be a fantastic movie. The screenplay was awesomely done, but the director lacked the skills to carry out the flow of the movie. There was a lot of goofs in the movie. The actors all did an amazing job with their roles, and the sets were beautiful. It was an eyesight!!! The fight scenes became a little too intense at times, and I felt there could have been more dialog instead of nonstop battling.
- Season of the Witch Rating Scores
- Our Score: 5
- Overall Score: 3.72
- IMDB: 5.4
- MetaCritic: 2.8
- Rotten Tomatoes: 0.9
About Season of the Witch 2011
Runtime: 95 minutes
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Total Avg. Votes: 83,820 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Season of the Witch Writers: NA
Season of the Witch Director: Dominic Sena
Box Office: $24,800,000
Production: Relativity Media
Language: English, Latin