I am known for not being the biggest fan of horror movies. In fact, I avoid them like crazy. Now, “The Covenant” is not necessarily a real horror movie, but wikipedia titles it “supernatural action horror film” and I agree wholeheartedly.
Either way, the movie is exciting!
As always, I do not give away too much of the plot here, even less than the wikipedia article on the movie!
In “The Covenant”, four teenagers, the descendants of colonial witch families, have magical abilities. At the age of 18, they ascend and their powers become massive. At their school, they meet a new student: Chase. Though, she starts to experience strange things, as do the boys.
Things go strange and downhill faster and faster, with a malicious (magical) actor revealing later in the plot.
I already wrote that I'm not that fond of spiders in movies, especially if they are part of the plot. Still, the movie was great and I liked it a lot. The music is very well suited for that kind of movie and I loved the Metalish/Hardrockish atmosphere.
The movie is pretty dark overall, which is not that surprising, given its genre. Still, what really bothered me is that it rains constantly in the movie, except for the scenes where the main character drives his car – because they always drive open-top. It's really a goof, in my opinion!
I must say, though, that the movie was not very well recepted in media. It has only an approval rate of disillusioning 4 % on rottentomatoes, and an average score of 2.84/10!
The Covenant plays out like a teen soap opera, full of pretty faces, wooden acting, laughable dialogue, and little suspense.
I agree, but the characters are still well-played and it clearly did not fail to entertain me.