Synopsis: The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.
Review: Starring Vin Diesel and directed by Breck Eisner ‘The Last Witch Hunter’ is a modern day supernatural adventure, which sees an 800 year old witch hunter having to battle against the resurrected witch queen.
The film is basically a cliché filled story in which Vin Diesel’s Kaulder has protected the earth and helped maintain a peace between humanity and witches for 100’s of years. But as always there are a few bad apples that will look to upset the apple cart and one such bad apple is Belial (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) who sets a plan into motion to resurrect the witch queen (Julie Engelbrecht).
Aided by a young witch Chloe (Rose Leslie) Kaulder sets about a deadly mission to try and stop Belial’s nefarious scheme.
Those expecting a classic action adventure movie will no doubt find this movie disappointing. It’s pretty much what it says on the tin. In that it is lots of action, a cliché ridden plot and fantastic visuals.
Vin Diesel is his usual self in his role of Kaulder, but it is Michael Cain that lends this movie a little class in his role as Kaulder’s Dolan. The Priest that documents Kaulder’s life. Cain’s Dolan is the 36th to document Kaulder’s exploits and plays a pretty important role in the movies plot. He’s basically reprising his role of Alfred, but under a different name to Kaulder’s supernatural witch hunting batman.
The movie also stars Elijah Wood as Dolan 37. Wood also has fairly important, but ultimately kind of predictable role in the film.
The acting in the movie is serviceable from Vin Diesel who is surrounded by a cast of really talented actors. But ultimately the story suffers from a lack of originality.
The visual effects are absolutely stunning, but sadly they are in service of a film that just does not stand up to scrutiny and does not stand up to repeat viewings.
- Incidental Music7.0