HOLLYWOOD, CA — The world may seem pretty crazy now, but it’s actually quite tame compared to the 1600s, when body odor was rampant and the Devil was still alive. Don’t believe us? The trailer for The Reckoning (2021, dir. Neil Marshall) will show you exactly what we mean. Oh, the news is crazy lately? Try being a lady in the 1665 who gets tortured AND bullied by Satan at the same damn time.
Check out the official trailer below:
Here’s RLJE’s plot summary for the film:
After losing her husband during the Great Plague, Grace Haverstock (Charlotte Kirk) is unjustly accused of being a witch and placed in the custody of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter, Judge Moorcroft (Sean Pertwee). Forced to endure physical and emotional torture while steadfastly maintaining her innocence, Grace must face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.
Damn, that sucks for her if she’s not a witch! On the other hands, it’s great for audiences who love to watch feature-length films about peasants being tortured for crimes they didn’t commit.
We gotta say, if it turns her character is indeed a witch, or making deals with the Devil in any way whatsoever, then we will be rooting for her persecutors in this one. It’s just the right thing to do!
Directed and co-written by Neil Marshall (The Descent (2005) and ‘Game Of Thrones’), The Reckoning stars a lot of actors we’ve never heard of, including Charlotte Kirk, Sean Pertwee, Joe Anderson, and Steve Waddington.
Interestingly, lead actress Charlotte Kirk is involved in a bizarre scandal involving sexual blackmail with numerous Hollywood power players. Will The Reckoning overshadow her own real-life drama? Time will tell!
MEN’S HUMOR CONSENSUS: Charlotte Kirk’s involvement in the scandal that resulted in the resignations of Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara and NBCUniversal Vice-Chairman Ron Meyer seems more interesting than The Reckoning. We’ll watch it anyway, but only in the context of that story.
The Reckoning is set to be released on February 5th, 2021.