review by AARON ALLEN
Directed by Steve Miner
Starring Julian Sands, Lori Singer and Richard E. Grant
Back in 2011 while Harry Potter fever was gripping video stores upon the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, I decided to turn my attention to a different tale of witchcraft and wizardry: Warlock.
Released in 1989, Warlock was a film I never had much opportunity to see as a kid although my friends who rented it used to talk about it at school. 22 years later, I finally delved into Warlock courtesy of the bewitching magic that is Netflix. After all this time, has Warlock's magic waned? Did it have any to begin with?
|I'm so pretty, oh so pretty...|
|Warlock say, "Why put soup in a bowl when you can eat it right out of the can?"|
|The Warlock only has eyes for you|
|The Past and Future of Fashion Crime|
For a movie about a killer man-witch, Warlock is insufferably dull. If not for the somewhat quirky witchcraft rules and the mildly amusing violence that follows in the Warlock's path, Warlock would be a complete pass. As it stands, however, the Warlock could stand to take a seriously harsh lesson from Voldemort in what it means to be a real badass magic man.
A version of this review originally appeared on monsterchiller.blogspot.com