Signs you are about to see a bad movie:
1) The movies’ released has been delayed time and time again. CHECK.
2) The movie is released in early January. CHECK
3) The movie is not screened for critics. CHECK.
We have a trifecta so far. This check list applies to the “new” Nicolas Cage movie, “Season of the Witch”. The movie was originally suppose to come out in early 2010, but kept getting bumped until it finally found itself a spot here in January. The movie was not screened early for critics which usually mean the studio feels they have a real dog on their hands and want to prevent bad word of mouth before the movie is released on the public. After a screening of the movie on a Friday night at the Cinemark movie theater in Boynton Beach it was understandable why.
The movie takes place during the Crusades in 1344. A time where if a woman sneezed too hard people will exclaim that she is a witch. Behmen (Cage) and Felson (Ron Perlman) are warriors fighting in the name of God and his son Jesus Christ; but, after years of killing in thy name, they decide they have had just about enough and desert the army. They come across a small town that is infected by a plague. The people of the town believe a witch they have captured (Claire Foy) is responsible. Cage and Felson are asked to help transport her to a group of Monks who will put her on trial to determine if she is a witch or not and cleanse her if she is one.