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.Written by
Crusaders came and went from the regions of battle, and though some may have been pledged to fight for a lord in exchange for some reward, there wasn't the same sense of "desertion" as there is now if they left. Many of the Crusades lasted years and lords and their knightly vassals took part when they could, sometimes leaving early to tend to their responsibilities back home, or after injuries. It is unlikely that anyone who came across Behman and Felson and recognized them as Crusaders would have thought anything was suspicious. It is also highly unlikely that they would be recognized as individuals and therefore need to cover their faces. Even if their leader who declared them deserters had wanted to punish them and put the word out to towns and villages that two deserters might pass through, limited communication through Europe and the Near East would make such a task mostly impossible, and there was no such thing as "wanted" posters with people's faces on them. See more »
I was excited to see the Season of the Witch. I loved The Scorceror's Apprentice, and I actually thought this would be better than that. Looking forward to an epic fantasy, I was highly disappointed. I found myself annoyed at the unnatural behavior of Nicholas Cage and Ron Perlman. It was like watching Starsky and Hutch with their witty bantering during battles and in the face of peril. Very cheesy. The movie lacked a good flow. It was mildly entertaining in parts, but never reached any peak, not even at the end, because it was just too absurd. The acting was not good, but I think it was just a poorly written script more than anything else. It seems like it had the makings of a very good movie, but fell very very short.
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