is not a great film. Priest
is also not a terrible one. It exists in the space between the two -- where pseudo-ambitious middle-of-the-road fare is doomed for eternity. It is a flick that will appear on discount shelves for years to come. Pieces from other genre staples course through its veins in order to keep it palatable to the geek crowd, yet Priest
breaks no new ground. It elects to use uninspired no-eyed gooey demon monsters (a la Constantine
) as its vampire villains, which only makes the mythology surrounding them all the more silly once they start -- and never stop -- hopping all over the place. Though they apparently have i...