Priest & Stake Land

You know when sometimes you start watching a movie thinking it’s going to be rather cheesy and you’re generally just in it for the fun of watching things explode and monsters cut into pieces and then the movie is actually one of the best you’ve seen lately? Yeah.. That happened to me twice in the past week.

I began watching Priest with a pre-defined notion it was “vampire ass kicking movie” with Paul Bettany and I pretty much like everything he’s in. Turns out there’s so much more to the movie than that. The plot sounds like the cheesiest thing ever but they actually pull it off quite nicely. I was reminded of two movies while watching it, Blade Runner and Equilibrium. The cityscape is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen in a while and the action isn’t bad either. Granted it’s an action movie, lots of it going on, but this movie has lots of eye candy as well. I really recommend it.

The other one was Stake Land. Nothing in imbd’s page prepared me for the great movie this turned out to be. It’s no masterpiece, but it’s one of the best horror flicks I’ve seen in a long while. The acting is great, the scenery is awesome, the story is compelling with some twists in it that made me go “Whoa.” and I really felt sad when some of the stuff on there happened (no spoilers!). To put it simply, if you’re a horror fan you have to see it. You know that feeling you got when you saw 28 Days Later and thought to yourself that was a damn good movie? Watch this one then :)