New epic Season of the Witch trailer online
For me, and I'm sure it's true of many of the film audience out there, Nicolas Cage had become a bit of a joke. His roles were laughable as were some of his performances, however of late he's really been picking it back up in both role choice and performance.
I thought Season of the Witch was set to be one of the terrible ones to be quite honest, the premise and the setting and the early set photos had me thinking this wasn't going to be one of the Cage films that saw him coming back up to his best. With the new trailer released it was clear I was wrong.
This new trailer for Season of the Witch has some epic shots in it, and while some of the CG isn't yet totally convincing, Nicolas Cage looks good in the film, is partnered by the excellent Ron Perlman, and behind him there's a great cast including Christopher Lee. Ulrich Thomsen and Stephen Graham.
Then there's the dual directors, with Peter Goddard and Dominic Sena, the latter of whom brought us Whiteout (Filmstalker review), Swordfish, Gone in Sixty Seconds and Kalifornia, a good mix of films.
So with all that in place, the film looked like it had potential, but the idea wasn't setting me alight, until this trailer. Here's the blurb for the film.
Oscar(r) winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Ghost Rider) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hellboy II, Sons of Anarchy) star in this supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader and his closest friend who return home after decades of fierce fighting, only to find their world destroyed by the Plague. The church elders, convinced that a girl accused of being a witch is responsible for the devastation, command the two to transport the strange girl to a remote monastery where monks will perform an ancient ritual to rid the land of her curse. They embark on a harrowing, action-filled journey that will test their strength and courage as they discover the girl's dark secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world.
After seeing it I'm rather interested in the film. Some of the sequences and fight scenes look fantastic, and yet it keeps coming back to some very intimate and close moments between the key characters.
Could Season of the Witch be another strong film for Nicolas Cage? Could it be something you'll want to watch and has this trailer changed your mind about it?