So apparently there is an “acclaimed series” (of what? books? comics? a TV show?) but instead of telling that good-stuff story, this movie is merely stealing some ideas from it– er, was “inspired by” it.
James Purefoy as a disillusioned Templar is as bleakly gorgeous as the film around him…
“Ever get the feeling God has too many enemies?” –Crusader Felson (Ron Perlman)
“Being his friend isn’t too easy either.” –Crusader Behmen (Nicolas Cage)
The screenplay is like a transcription of a Dungeons and Dragons session: better hope you make a high saving throw during the wolf attack in Wormwood Forest! The “performances” are like clueless imitations of Monty Python by actors who don’t understand comedy. And those are its good points.
Hint: It’s not Season of the Witch…
She’s a witch! Burn ’er!