There are a number of reasons I wish I had never gotten around to seeing Legion, the directorial debut of visual effects artist Scott Stewart. It's not a very good movie...it wasted potential left and right...it made me want to claw my eyeballs out...it showed very little promise for Stewart as an action director. But now having seen the trailer for Priest, Stewart's sophomore film, I have a new reason to hate Legion: It was bad enough to make me not want to see a post-apocalyptic movie. That's just unforgivable.

Had I not been so thoroughly unimpressed by his angelic apocalypse, I might actually be looking forward to this second team-up between Stewart and star Paul Bettany. Sadly that is not the case, and as a result I can't help but watch this otherwise intriguing trailer with an inner mantra of "Remember, this is made by the guy who made Legion. You hated Legion. Never Forget." Were it not for that nagging bit of situational awareness, I think I'd be quite happy to sit down with a tub of popcorn and enjoy a sci-fi flick about a priest in the future who is hellbent on killing the pack of vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Plus I also can't let myself forget that this will be a post-production 3D conversion. Ugh.



Priest trailer


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CATEGORIES Sci-Fi