Priest is the second religion-based action/horror collaboration in a row between director Scott Stewart and star Paul Bettany. I thought that, their previous film, Legion had a campy glee to it, which made it an enjoyable film.
I can’t really say the same about this film, which takes place in a futuristic society where the church has totalitarian rule and priests hunt vampires. Well, calling the creatures “vampires” is a bit of stretch. To me, they looked more like the demons from the videogame Doom.
I thought that the film was OK, but it seemed a lot more generic than Legion was. Also, I was less than impressed with the 3D effects (or lack there-of) in the film. I think the best aspect of the film was Karl Urban as the main villain and he probably should have received more screen time.
Overall, this is not a film I’d rush to see again anytime soon.