Friday, June 24, 2011

Black Death

It has the look and feel of a horror movie, but this gritty film from director Christopher Smith is more historical drama than gore-fest. And that’s a good thing. There’s still plenty of action as we follow a soldier named Ulrich (Sean Bean) as he travels to a remote village to find out why the  residents haven’t succumb to the plague like almost everyone else in the movie: Is it witchcraft? An act of god? Or just dumb luck? What we guess as viewers doesn’t matter, because the real fun of the film is watching Ulrich and his gang try to figure it out for themselves before it’s to late.

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