Season of the Witch (2011)

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Season of the Witch follows a 14th Century knight who brings a suspected witch to a monastery because they fear she may be the cause of the Black Plague.


Totally buy it. Witches do this stuff all the time. I know for a fact that Harry Potter is the cause of AIDS. Jerk.

The knights charged with transporting the witch are crusaders, and I’m guessing they’ll discover that she’s really not that bad. I bet she’ll end up using her witchy powers for good rather than evil. Which would be a first for a woman. SNAP. You’ve all been burned, women of earth. Specially the witches.

Trailer

The Scoop

Dependent on where you look, Dominic Sena has directed the film, or he’s co-directing with newcomer Peter Goddard. Goddard also has a credit as the cinematographer, so maybe he stepped up and also directed.

Dominic Sena has produced some solid, if unremarkable work, such as Whiteout and Swordfish. Not really great films, but they were proficiently made.

I can only say I’m excited because there’s a character in the film whose name is ‘Rejected Tavern Girl.’ I bet she tries to break off a piece of Cage’s awesome and he shoots her down with a furious glance. Cause he is awesome.

Who’s It For?

PG-13

Pictures

Movie Release Date

January 7, 2011.

Who’s In It?

Nicolas Cage … Behman
Ron Perlman … Felson
Stephen Graham … Hagamar
Christopher Lee … Cardinal D’Ambroise
Robert Sheehan … Kay
Ulrich Thomsen … Eckhardt
Claire Foy … The Girl

Interesting Fact

All women have supernatural powers, but only one in ten is accepted to witch school.

Related Movies

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Hellboy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (she’s a witch, burn her!)

What’s Good About It?

It has Ghost Rider and Hellboy. What could go wrong?

What’s Bad About It?

The historical accuracy of the script may disturb some people, like those who are fainting at current screenings of 127 Hours. Witches, plagues, there’s just too much that relates to today’s political climate. At least, in Canada. (Alberta is notoriously run by a witch)

Our Clever Prediction

Low box office. While I personally love Nic Cage, his films are not so successful these days. Again, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Don’t forget that one.