I got a couple of hours to myself last week, so I thought that I'd take in an early matinee while the wife was having lunch with her lady friends and the kids were in school. Nicholas Cage's new flick, Season of the Witch. It was much better than I thought it would be.
It's the story of two Templars who become disillusioned with the devastation that the crusades are causing and become deserters. They are caught and imprisoned while making their way back home. Their only chance for freedom comes from a plague-ridden cardinal who needs an alleged witch transported to a distant abbey where a ritual can be conducted to help end the curse of the plague. As a fan of Templar history (fictious or otherwise), I loved the story and the eerie demonic/witchy elements were very cool as well. Good special effects that were not overdone just added to a well written adventure. I thought it was a good, balanced mix of action and story. I recommend it.