Movie: Priest

youtube.com/watch?v=hinWQiv2rVc

Here we go again, just when the dust settled and everyone agreed that "The Rite" wasnt bad or at least didnt bash the Church, we have another one coming down the pipe.

From the looks of the video we have a future (That looks alot like Judge Dredd) that the futuristic Catholic Church (< Awesome) is promonent and apparently the protector of humanity from evil vampire hordes.

(I want to take a moment out to say FINALLY some movie director finally had the gaul to unleash some holy fury on those twilight freaks)

Well heres hoping it isnt anti-Catholic...the trailor says its based off a graphic novel, is anyone familiar with it?

If it sticks even remotely close to the source material, we're not going to like it:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priest_%28manhwa%29

Sorry...

i don't know anything about the source material, but what i can see from imdb is that there is a priestess in it. also, i am 99% sure that this movie is going to suck

They added priestesses to keep the left wingers happy.

There isn't ever going to be a film made with the intention of earning money and reputation that won't suck.

Not that all producers and directors are absolutely money thirsty, but do you think they are willing to lose their reputation and careers like John Caviezel and Mel Gibson did with The Passion?

A film has to be heretical or cast the Church in a bad light or people won't watch it. Even if the substance of the film was the same, but all heresy and incorrect Church doctrine was removed or corrected and the Church was put at least on equal grounds, people wouldn't want it. Such is the devil's control over people, it's difficult for some people to see or understand heresy, but when it is put on a plate with a choice, they are always able to distinguish it and choose it. Why is that exactly? The world isn't as ignorant as it would like to seem, heresy is what it wants and it will die in it if it wants.

God forgive the film makers.

I watched this last night with my wife, just to see what sorts of things they would distort. Wasn't disappointed. Here's my review, if anyone's interested. :)

anytimeevangelize.com/2011/09/25/movie-review-priest/


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We cannot keep to ourselves the words of eternal life given to us in our encounter with Jesus Christ: they are meant for everyone, for every man and woman. ... It is our responsibility to pass on what, by God's grace, we ourselves have received."

- Pope Benedict XVI

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I watched this last night with my wife, just to see what sorts of things they would distort. Wasn't disappointed. Here's my review, if anyone's interested. :)

anytimeevangelize.com/2011/09/25/movie-review-priest/


Anytime Evangelize

We cannot keep to ourselves the words of eternal life given to us in our encounter with Jesus Christ: they are meant for everyone, for every man and woman. ... It is our responsibility to pass on what, by God's grace, we ourselves have received."

- Pope Benedict XVI

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Awesome review! I fully agree! :D

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Awesome review! I fully agree! :D

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Hey, thanks! :thumbsup:


Anytime Evangelize

We cannot keep to ourselves the words of eternal life given to us in our encounter with Jesus Christ: they are meant for everyone, for every man and woman. ... It is our responsibility to pass on what, by God's grace, we ourselves have received."

- Pope Benedict XVI

"Priest" is so anti-catholic it's almost comical.They go way overboard. I mean, there are so many blatant swipes at Catholicism.

One not really noticed: When the travelling salesman is selling the fradulent "anti-vampire" potion to the townfolk, if you freeze-frame the DVD as the Sherriff shoots the bottle away, the banner in the background reads something like: "Holy Water, Saint's Bones, Relics,..." then on the other side of the banner, "Magic crystals, etc." It gets really bad. And, that's other than the obvious.

You know what the sad part is? I'll just say a relative of mine up in Hollywood worked on it. Even he thought it was a worthless movie.

[quote="Watchman, post:2, topic:229809"]
If it sticks even remotely close to the source material, we're not going to like it:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priest_%28manhwa%29

Sorry...

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You're doing it wrong. You're expecting real religion in a mass entertainment movie which is using the Church as a gimmick. It would be like trying to learn about physics from a James Bond movie or chemistry from MacGuyver or learn about Egyptology from the movie, The Mummy.

I tend to skip these films because they will be blasphemous to some degree, also they're junk with no redeeming value. It's a guy who instead of using a gun uses a cross etc. Watch it if you will but don't expect fairness or honesty or fact.

[quote="PatrickSanDiego, post:9, topic:229809"]

You know what the sad part is? I'll just say a relative of mine up in Hollywood worked on it. Even he thought it was a worthless movie.

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Most anti-religious garbage on mainstream TV comes from Hollywood. This is typical of Hollywood. Hence I would be happy if they just went bankrupt. At least in an anime series you have people discussing theoretical physics but not dissing religion, even speaking of God as though they know God exists. Most anti-religious garbage is Anglophone. Even non Christian foreigners don't do such stuff. Holy water usually works in anime shows.

I wonder if this is becoming a pattern for actor Paul Bettnay. He did the movie Legion recently where, he, the lone angel decides that God got it wrong so he decides to take matters into his own hands...or in this case....wings.I get the feeling this lack of respect is going to become more and more blatant. I have seen articles about a new ABC TV show about southern women called GCB....Good Christian B (derogatory)...:mad: I don't know what the show is really about but I don't like the title at ALL!!!

I bet GCB's will be a hit if they can get the sponsors.....I looked at the test on the GCB website....I've attended church meetings in my day...especially well-to-do congregations in the South and saw all the "characters"....The "Eyes of Tammy Faye" gives a good description of TBN's pink or blue or purple haired Jan Couch.....she's a hoot....can't watch more than just a few minutes of her...but I've been in church groups where she was the "model".....I like "Betty Bowerm America's best Christian" too...the fictional "Landover Baptist Church" lady.

In poor taste to be sure....but too much truth in it to ignore.:shrug:

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I bet GCB's will be a hit if they can get the sponsors.....I looked at the test on the GCB website....I've attended church meetings in my day...especially well-to-do congregations in the South and saw all the "characters"....The "Eyes of Tammy Faye" gives a good description of TBN's pink or blue or purple haired Jan Couch.....she's a hoot....can't watch more than just a few minutes of her...but I've been in church groups where she was the "model".....I like "Betty Bowerm America's best Christian" too...the fictional "Landover Baptist Church" lady.

In poor taste to be sure....but too much truth in it to ignore.:shrug:

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Still it's disrespectful and as you say....in poor taste.

I think it's kind of funny to speculate what 'the future of the Catholic Church will look like'. Since Mass is the same all around the world and has been for ages I'm going to go with a wild guess here and say... it's going to be the same as it is, and has been.

The pew seats may become more comfortable.... perhaps.

As for Priests and vampires? You lost me. You can't put those two things in a movie and expect realism.

Still, I'll probably watch it. Just for kicks :coffeeread:

I hope not, I was thinking of that the other day, how these megachrches have these padded chairs with armrests, cupholders, etc…(lol), and how Catholic churches have these hard wooden pews. I love that! it’s a testament to us keeping it real. They just gotta respect that. One thing I did like in the movie “Priest” was how the church at the end only had benches, no backrests on the pews. There’s some virtue in that, and then just kneel on the floor like in the movie “Michelangelo”. In that movie they just crowded in the church, stood, and knelt on the floor.

As for Priests and vampires? You lost me. You can’t put those two things in a movie and expect realism.

I can’t believe how infatuated America is with vampires. vampires, vampires, vampires. These vampire shows come on every day of the week. And of course every vampire is in their mid-twenties, perfect height and weight, and can’t be bothered with pesky things like employment. I mean, how do they pay their cell phone bills?

Still, I’ll probably watch it. Just for kicks :coffeeread:

I liked the first five minutes of it. I liked the concept of a future church keeping the city’s inhabitants safe with a wall around the city to keep evil out. But then when they showed the computerized confessional booth, with the software computer script for quoting and referring Scripture verses, I was like, nevermind. Oh, and I kind of liked the way the little prairie settlers had their little shrine with rosaries and said prayers before dinner. But other than that, it was a big piece of poo.

I thought the movie was awesome! From an action/Horror type flick. I likened it to the Anime Trinity Blood. Both were awesome, both featured a futuristic Holy Catholic Church. Take this movie for what it is, entertainment. I havent really seen Hollyweird come out with anything accurate yet.

Paul Bettany works way tooo hard to look tortured…:ehh: But man! Did I dig that motorcycle !!!

A bit of trivia…The Priest’s brother Who defends his family against the evil vampires is played by Stephan Moyer who plays Bill Compton the suave southern vampire in True Blood…not that I watch it or anything…:blush:

Well I didn’t pay much attention to whether it was anti-catholic or not, but I do know that this movie was so dreadful that my family and I didn’t even bother finishing it. Seriously, my mom, my brother and myself left the room one by one at different times, and my stepdad simply turned it off as through nothing were on T.V. after he woke up. No offense to the director, but I just thought it was a stupid fantasy Matrix knock off where jumping ninja priest vampire hunters were the sole source of entertainment of the film. :shrug:

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