Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Microreview [film]: The Black Death

The Meat

Did you like GAME OF THRONES? Did you like it so much you'll watch a remake of THE WICKER MAN that takes place around the time of the Inquisition and stars both Ned Stark and Melissandre? Because that's pretty much how I felt when I (finally) finished season 2 and saw this come up on my Netflix instant queue.

The nicest thing I can say about THE BLACK DEATH is that it's not terrible, and features some cool fighting sequences. Otherwise it's a pretty boring take on a film I've already seen and didn't love. Bad Christians yadda yadda nice villagers yadda yadda now they're bad villagers and nice Christians yadda yadda who cares?

The Math

Objective quality: 5/10

Bonuses: +1 for Melissadre is a very attractive woman

Penalties: -1 for she looks better as a redhead

Cult film coefficient: 5/10