12 May '11, 2am

At the movies: This Priest gets wild: Then, in last year's Legion, he was the archangel Michael who tried to sav...

At the movies: This Priest gets wild: Then, in last year's Legion, he was the archangel Michael who tried to sav...

By Yong Shu Hong Priest (NC16) Action and fantasy/88 minutes 2.5/5 STARS BRITISH actor Paul Bettany may be in danger of being typecast after playing one too many men of great faith. In The Da Vinci Code (2006), he played an albino Opus Dei monk named Silas. Then, in last year's Legion, he was the archangel Michael who tried to save humanity from destruction. In his latest film, Priest, he plays yet another pious saviour, not unlike the role he took on in Legion. And, once again, he mixes religion with violence as he plays Priest - a religious man who's trained to slay vampires. Adapting Hyung Min Woo's acclaimed Korean comic series of the same name, director Scott Stewart (Legion) conjures up a post-apocalyptic fantasy world, which is best described as Mad Max meets Blade Runner, with a dash of American Old West thrown in for good measure. After mankind gains an upper hand...

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