Sunday, May 29, 2011

Jason and Shawn review: Black Death

Black Death

Jason: Black Death is exceptionally well made and acted, but it's not a lot of fun to watch. Most of the blame has to fall on Dario Poloni's script, which needed to be tightened and given more direction. There's some good scenes, and a great fight about 30 or so minutes in, but everything falls apart once the heroes reach the village. This is director Christopher (Triangle, Severance, Creep) Smith's weakest film. Three out of four ain't Bad, but that's what I have to rate Black Death.

Shawn: This movie was so beautiful to look at and so well acted that I was pretty disappointed by how much the story let me down. There was so much potential for this to go off into so many cool directions, but it doesn't go with any of them. The "demon slayer" guys get way too easily duped by the villagers to be believable and Sean Bean was basically just playing the same character he did in The Lord of the Rings. This is a Bad movie for sure. Nice to look at, but there's not enough to hold my attention again.

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