The Covenant

2006 "Only the power of Hell can help them."
5.1| 1h37m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 08 September 2006 Released
Producted By: Lakeshore Entertainment
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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.

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CrawlerChunky In truth, there is barely enough story here to make a film.
Senteur As somebody who had not heard any of this before, it became a curious phenomenon to sit and watch a film and slowly have the realities begin to click into place.
Janae Milner Easily the biggest piece of Right wing non sense propaganda I ever saw.
Roxie The thing I enjoyed most about the film is the fact that it doesn't shy away from being a super-sized-cliche;
verndougall A movie that does not match the hype of what its somewhat, over the top commercials made it out to be. We have our usual string of cliché story, boy meets girl, boy needs to save girl, and damsel in distress. You can find this variety of movie in many places, but it still grabs a unique version on takes of magic. Using power comes with a cost, such as draining life essence. I will give this movie props though, for giving away a creepy atmosphere, and sometimes watchful music uses. If you wanna just have a nice time, not so great, but not terrible flick. You could always witness this one, it can be found to be affordable as well.
steel_indigo I personally love this movie but as anyone who has done research into the so-called witch hunt it didn't happen directly in Salem anyway. The idea that it is the males that are the witches wasn't believable to me. That was one of the problems. Witchcraft has always been a female oriented idea. Men have been within this circle but not primary. So therefore many get confused between sorcery and witchcraft but this is fiction so the premise is fine. I thought the dialog was typical for the age range of those within the story. There was nothing wrong with the acting at all and the overall premise of the story very unique and the special effects were awesome. It was an enjoyable movie not meant to be exactly scary but more of a psychological thriller with a paranormal twist. I think this movie is highly underrated and overly criticized compared to other movies that have come out of this type. I would have chosen something else to use instead of spiders in the magical end of things because the use of spiders is redundant in these types of movies but it did make its impact quite well even so. This story is about young people who are in their very late teens on the edge of adulthood so the interaction of all of the characters was portrayed quite well. Sebastian Stan was excellent as the antagonist in the film and should have gotten more credit for his part in the movie. This was a unique departure into the world of early colonists that were accused of witchcraft and what they had to do to remain alive and in the background. Also how the overuse of their gift had a very dark consequence and beguiling draw that had to be avoided at all cost. They likened it to an addiction that was very well portrayed in the movie.
Sasha Shapiro The Covenant movie was like every other urban legend movie that was made before. It had its mystic creature's (in this case male witches). There was the hot damsel in distress (Laura Ramsey), and it had the lost mystic group member that went stray, now he returned to make trouble.Like every other teenage movie it had a lot of pretty boys and girls … actually there were only 1.5 hot girls (the blond was a looker while the other one was nothing special). Those boys and girls supposed to be college students but all they do is party all night, swim in their college team, use their powers to show off, fight between themselves and try to stay awake during their classes. That is strange, from what I remember of my college years I had to work really hard and I didn't had a spare minute to waste. I guess the boys and girls from The Covenant are gifted and everything comes easy for them.The acting from most of the participants was …OK, the Covenant's cast has nothing to brag about, their performance was tolerable.The action and special effects were below average. The guys through invisible balls that supposedly blew up and caused fires, they could do so much better than that. Is it so hard to create a fire ball in CGI or make them through huge stones. Everything is better than an invisible ball of jellyfish they used all the time.Although the special effects sucked in the Covenant, the visual scenes and the way the movie was shot was very well done. Renny Harlin managed to bring classic Europe to The Covenant. The castles with the beautiful landscapes made the viewing experience better than expected.Overall this movie was average. I didn't follow most of the plot because when i was watching the movie i was exhausted from a long day at work, i was on neutral smeared on my chair. The only reason that the covenant can be considered as a cool movie is the fact that I wasn't my 100% watching it. If you are really tired (like i was) or really drunk like i wished to be, you will enjoy the Covenant.for more cool review check out - http://www.coolreviewsrule.com
martyr_of_the_free_word Meeh. Hovering between 3 and 4, but since this is my first review ever, I will be generous :) . This movie COULD have been good. Ya know - high school drama, hot guys, mystery, magic, scary stuff; what more can you ask for? Sadly, the idea definitely isn't pulled out in the best possible way. The movie looks more like a draft/summary of what it should have been. Not enough story, not enough character development, not enough... SENSE overall :D . As for the acting, yeah, it wasn't superb, but it was decent enough for me to think that the guys aren't bad actors IN PRINCIPLE :) . To be honest, I watched the thing mainly to gawk at Taylor Kitsch (And occasionally at Sebastian and Steven. I would have gawked gladly at Kyle Schmid as well, if only there was more of him.) And all in all, the movie served its purpose. ;)