“Black Death” Movie Trailer Review

2/03/2011 Posted by Admin

“Black Death”

Movie Trailer Review

By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto

Sean Bean must be so used to playing knights and warriors by now that he’s beginning to think he is one. He returns to the armor in “Black Death,” a horror film set during the time of the Black Plague.

From the looks of it, maybe we can expect a medieval take on “The Wicker Man.” The plot seems to involve Bean’s character, a devoted knight, being sent by the Church to investigate rumors of a village which has been unaffected by the plague. However, upon arriving, he discovers that supernatural forces are at work and the people of the village may not share his same views on religious matters.

In times like these, when religious fanaticism and the divide between secularism and spirituality is directly tied into current events, a movie like this one could theoretically comment on societal issues in a thought-provoking manner. However, if it makes its point too bluntly, it could come off as awkward and clumsy.

In terms of visual style, it looks as though we’re not in for any surprises. Most films which take place during this time period have the same grey, depressing look to them, and while it makes sense to take that approach, it’d be interesting to see a filmmaker try to find an original and surprising way to depict the time period.

Either way, it looks like a thriller with ambition; we can always support something like that.

View the trailer below.  Thoughts?

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