Monday, October 28, 2013

The Covenant (2006)

Director: Renny Harlin

Writer: J.S. Cardone

Composer: tomandandy

Starring: Steven Strait, Laura Ramsey, Sebastian Stan, Taylor Kitsch, Chace Crawford, Toby Hemingway, Jessica Lucas, Kyle Schmid, Wendy Crewson, Stephen McHattie, Kenneth Welsh

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Only the power of hell can help them.

Plot: Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again? No.

What this boils down to is rich, young, pretty people with well-developed abdominal muscles working out their angst in college but with witchcraft and shit.  I honestly don't know why I bothered except that it was directed by Renny Harlin which isn't much of a reason now that I think about it.  It's your standard young pretty things in an expensive, effects-laden Hollywood picture.  Anyone over the age of 20 need not bother. The young, pretty males fight with each other and when that's over they have sex with the young, pretty females until one of the young, pretty males gets super jealous of another young, pretty male and kidnaps his young, pretty female lover as bait for for said young, pretty male to accept his challenge for a duel.  I would have preferred gloves slapped across the face and pistols at dawn.  It's a much more civilized manner of doing in one's enemies.

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