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Monday, January 17, 2011

Season of the Witch

OK, yeah. You're reading a declared Nic Cage supporter. But "Season of the Witch,"  currently at 4% on Rotten Tomatoes, is not a 4% movie.

It's sins are obvious: fuzzy CGI, hammy acting, and bad dialogue, usually culminating in atrocious one liners.

But the movie is camp. It's supposed to be overacted and it's not supposed to be taken seriously. Yes, the wolves looked terrible, and the act v twist was incomprehensible, but the bridge scene felt genuinely thrilling and the landscapes were pretty. The makeup and costumes were solid. Nic's hair is good. And Ron Perlman's in it. What more do you want?

Some movies rated higher than "Season of the Witch" on Rotten Tomatoes:

"Gigli" - 7%
"Big Momma's House 2" - 6%
"Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector" - 5%

Oh, and "Bangkok Dangerous" - 9%

No fucking way was "Bangkok Dangerous" better than "Season of the Witch."

Season of the Witch - 2010
4/10 Nics

4 comments:

The Mind of Seth said...

DUDE.
You saw this without me?!
What the heck!?!?!

The Mind of Seth said...

not cool. not cool.

sean and jenny said...

Dude your taking this way too far.

Ron Perlman - yes.

Make up - yes.

Nic's hair - i'll give you that one.

But this film was not campy by design. It's terrible dialogue and substandard sets are poor writing and budgetary constraints. The bridge/wagon scene was indeed suspenseful until they freed the wheel which would have required some serious torque. Perhaps Ron Perlman summoned some Hellboy strength.

Keep the faith he's movies can only get better.

Grant Scott-Goforth said...

I'm looking into the eye of madness. I have Nic fever. Don't worry, it'll break. I still think this was a more than 4% movie, though.