its fake wolves and CGI armies rushing at each other, the latest trailer for Season of the Witch looks like it sprung whole from the post-Lord of the Rings maelstrom. And God knows the film has been sitting around long enough; I think the movie’s been done for over a year now, and it has finally secured a January release.
But despite the shortcomings - and despite the fact that Dominic Sena is directing - I have high hopes for this film. What really turned me on in this trailer is the weirdly flat delivery from everyone; at first I thought it was just Ron Perlman doing his ‘paycheck job’ voice, but then I realized that even the often manic Nic Cage was saying his lines like he came from the Kingdom of Ambien. I can’t pinpoint why this appeals to me, but it does.