Way of the Wicked (2014) starring Vinnie Jones, Christian Slater, Emily Tennant, Jake Croker directed by Kevin Carraway Movie Review

Way of the Wicked (2014)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Christian Slater and Vinnie Jones in Way of the Wicked (2014)

No Way Wicked Enough

As a 12 year old Robbie (Jake Croker) was forced to leave town when he was accused of killing a boy despite him saying he never touched him. Now 17 he has returned to the town where he meets Heather (Emily Tennant) the daughter of policeman John Elliott (Vinnie Jones). But it seems that something strange is going on as anyone who crosses either Robbie or Heather ends up hurt, more often than not fatally. It leads to John trying to solve what is going on especially when defrocked priest Henry (Christian Slater) arrives in town with a theory that Robbie has demonic powers.

Very few movies are genuinely mind numbingly boring but sadly "Way of the Wicked" is one of them. I sat there watching and watching waiting for something exciting to happen and when the movie was over I was still waiting. Why? Well part of the trouble is the storyline with the return of Robbie to the community who has some sort of demonic power and can use it to do nasty things to people. That is it, yes we have the local cop and an overly dramatic former priest trying to get to the bottom of things but it is not enough to draw you in to things.

Then there are the horror parts and what you have is the dumb and the dumber. The dumb is the whole aspect of Robbie having this demonic power which he can use by looking really angry. And then there is the dumber and there is a scene where a teenager is walking home at night through a tunnel and all of a sudden a slow moving tractor with harvesting equipment connected comes at him with no driver in it. It isn't going fast so it is easy to outrun but no the teenage mug has to trip and can't get up in time. It is stupid and not on the least bit horrific as it has no atmosphere.

But we have more issues for "Way of the Wicked" and sadly Vinnie Jones has a limited range as an actor and unfortunately playing a caring dad doesn't come across naturally for the former footballer turned hard man actor. But then you have Christian Slater doing his best to make an impression as Henry but only ends up over doing things massively that at one point I wouldn't have been surprised if he had hid his face behind a cape in a sinister way.

What this all boils down to is that "Way of the Wicked" is sadly mind numbingly boring and when it isn't just waffling along it goes from boring to dumb.