2011 opens with the remains of films that did not find any screens during the Christmas period. Already expired, “Season of the Witch” can only have a funny taste. And that movie lovers thought that Nicolas Cage was back on track in 2010 after all his turnips.

During the Crusades, Holy War in full swing. Having lost faith after so many unnecessary killings, the old man of God Behmen (Nicolas Cage) and his sidekick Felson (Ron Perlman) decide to disappear from the wild. The two companions are brought to reality by the bodies that populate their way. Forced to escort a girl (Claire Foy) suspected of witchcraft, they discover that if the good exists, evil must not be far away…

Nicolas Cage has the continuity of ideas. After almost rejuvenated his career by participating in the delusional “Kick-Ass, he played a mage considerate in” The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” Here he is on the other side of the fence, in pursuit of a wicked witch who may be responsible for many disasters. This interesting original idea (that the plague that took place during the Middle Ages is of supernatural origin) is not intended, however, not treated as historical mode, Bragi Schut Jr. screenwriter preferring the intricacies of the action.

A bitter disappointment for this story that begins in the manner of “The Crucible” and ends doubtfully as “Legion”. Not satisfied with having missed his subject n’explorant not the multiple challenges available to him, director Dominic Sena (“Gone in 60 Seconds,” “Swordfish” and “Whiteout”) undermines the entertainment factor . The feature totally indifferent, with its long and repetitive combat clashes dull, that does not just brighten uneven special effects and a beautiful photograph that serves absolutely no purpose here. In fact it is a banal series B which does not assume simply not serious when residing ridicule tends to take all the space.

Playing the stoic rope to the end, the performers give the impression of being bored firmly. Cage is in constant search of emotions, Ron Perlman shows his numbers bear licked badly, Claire Foy is far from leaving lasting memories and other actors are locked into one way that characters seem to come from a nearby galaxy in that of “Alien” (or rather “Event Horizon”, the 712th inferior copy of the classic Ridley Scott).

The failure of the production says much about the particular method of distribution center. Probably too frail for Halloween, the effort still lacks magic in January. Meanwhile the much more adventurous and fascinating “Valhalla Rising” – which uses many themes related – must be content with an exit directly to dvd. At that rate, you’d better stay home… or go see the latest Harry Potter for a little more magic.

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