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The Covenant

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I thought it was a great genre movie

    I thought that The Covenant was pure escapism but with a slick style that took a novel approach to an old theme. I liked the way they dealt with the conundrum of having this super power but by using it you lost a piece of yourself. It makes you think about the consequences of your actions and how they impact others as well as yourself. The lighting, set, special effects and the model good looks of the whole cast made for a fantastic visual throughout. Great movie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Little Bit of Magic to go, Please.

    This movie explores the possibilities and mysteries of magic that is not for children. Growing up I loved movies such as Hocus Pocus, Escape to Witch Mountain, Witches, Teen Witch, etc... Now that I am an adult it is nice to watch a movie with a similar theme without watching a movie made for children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Witch Hunting in the 21st Century: Hunky Molochs!

    THE COVENANT is not a great film by any definition but it is worth seeing for the cast of characters doomed to portray the rather shoddy script: the live Abercrombie & Fitch appearing models make up for allure in screen presence what they may lack in a solid story. In the 1600s, during the witch trials, there were five families who secretly survived, holding 'The Power', to send their descendents into the future. It is now present time and four of the families are represented by young hunks, the Ipswich Guys, who are attending a private school in autumnal Massachusetts, careful to keep their Power hidden for the most part: the Power is the ability to do fantastic feats of force and sorcery which, if it is used to much carries the punishment of aging the body quickly... The four lads are Caleb (20-year old stud model Steven Strait), Pogue (sculpted body man Taylor Kitsch), Tyler (Chace Crawford), and Reid (Toby Hemingway) and aside from Caleb and Pogue the other two are pretty much set decoration, so minimal are their lines and involvement. Into this setting comes one Chase Collins (Sebastian Stan, a handsome lad from 'The Architect') who just happens to be the surviving member of the fifth family and who is greedy for Power beyond his own abilities. A series of confrontations results in Caleb facing Chase in a showdown, but not before the girls involved with the good guys - Caleb's girlfriend Sarah (Laura Ramsey) and Pogue's girlfriend Kate (Jessica Lucas), equally as beautiful as their partners are handsome - critically enter the picture. There is, of course, a showdown in an old ancestral barn during the requisite thunder and lightning storm background which serves as a stage for the silly computer generated graphics that throw Caleb and Chase around with jellyfish balls and the like. The ending makes it very clear that a sequel (probably more than one) is planned and if that means more exposure for this attractive young cast of actors, bring it on. Director Renny Harlin and writer J.S. Cardone know they have a kitschy formula movie and seem to have a great time making it as fun and creepy as possible - good music, great lighting and camera work, and a penchant for locker room shower scenes that guarantee success with the intended audience. THE COVENANT is often silly but it is a good escapist movie and may just be the springboard for some new faces! Grady Harp

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