Season of The Witch Short Review

Season of the Witch was released on January 7, 2011 in the United State. The movie was directed by Dominic Sena. Director illustrates the inspiration from The Seventh Seal (1957). He used classic tale of knight who returns from the Crusades and encounters Death on the road. Genres of this movie are science fiction, and horror. The duration of this movie is 94 minutes. This movie is an American fantasy and adventure, starred by Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlmen, Claire Foy, Stephen Campbell, Robert Sheehan, Ulrich Thomsen, Stephen Graham, Christopher Lee, etc.

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Originally development in 2000 when the spec script by screenwritter Bragi F. Schut and was purchased by MGM. The project moved from MGM to Columbia Pictures to Relativity Media, where the film was finally produced by Charles Roven and Alex Gartner.

The story is started from three women who are accused of being witches by priest in Villach in the 13th century. They are thrown backward off a bridge with nooses around their necks, hang dead and then they are drowned in the river. When they back from the dark waters, someone wakes them up and they changed into witches.

Time has flies since that day, Behmen and Felson who play as Teutonic nights surviving and return from the Crusades to find their fatherland which is being damaged by the Black Death. Two cruch elders blame a girl (Claire Foy) for being a witch that responsible for the destruction. Two nights are commanded to transport the girl to the monastery. The monks lift her curse from the land. A possible clue to this movie’s mindset is that Claire Foy character has no name and is known only as a girl. Not even the witch.

For Season of the Witch, Tippett Studio designed the demon clear in the film’s denouement. The art directors researched woodcuts and other artwork for classic demonic appearances. The demon was also designed with dark gray skin. In addition, sometimes when the conflict of the movie begins, the author moves the conflict to other conflict. He makes the conflict unfinished. Sadly, this is the most amazing conflict to be found as the most conflict that we get on their journey to the monastery. But, the movie tries to use special effects to cover up the weaknesses of the story (Jeff, 2012).

This movie not only gives an adventure or fantasy genre but also horror and action elements are shown in some parts. The movie contains fights and violences, including violence towards women. The movie also contains some scary stuff, and horrific images of black Plague victims. There’s also drinking, smoking and using a little unpolite language including one use of “s—t”. Overall, it’s not a particulary a good movie for kids but it does have some interesting screenplay and educational sides, including knowledge and details about the Black Plague and the witch trials of the 13th century. I do not recomend this movie for kids but the movie is recomended for teenagers and adults. I enjoyed this movie because when I watched it I felt like I am adventuring and travelling.

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