By Arthel Cargill, Courier Staff Writer
Director Dominic Sena's adventurous tale "Season of the Witch" is about a Crusader in the Holy Wars who deserts his cause after taking the life of an innocent girl and realizing that what he fights for is no longer in the name of God.
The hero of the tale, Behmen (played by Nicolas Cage), sets out towards his homeland alongside his trusted friend Felson (actor Ron Perlman), but what the two find is a land cursed with a dark plague.
Imprisoned as deserters, the pair find themselves faced with a proposition: escort an accused witch to a monastery where highly esteemed monks can perform rituals in hopes that the plague will end, or be hanged for abandoning their cause. Choosing to escort the witch, the two friends set out on a perilous journey with an unlikely group of companions.
While entertaining with a broad range of actors and an adventurous air about it, "Season of the Witch" left much to be desired in its vague, uneventful storyline. The characters, though headed by a pair of well known actors, are played by a cast not made for the medieval setting.