The Last Witch Hunter – Movie Review


Release Date: October 23, 2015
Director: Breck Eisner
Writers: Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama,Burk Sharpless
Production Company: Aperture Entertainment, Atmosphere Entertainment
Cast: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Sir Michael Caine, Julie Englebrecht
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images

I don’t even know where to start.
Okay, first, along with my secret love of vampires and werewolves, I have this huge fascination of witches. The fantasy world of magic (I actually kind of think they exist, or Anne Rice is definitely a great author!), potions and spell casting. In my mind, I think that there may be good witches. Shhh…I know, totally off topic. You want to know if you should watch the movie when it comes out Friday (Thursday night for you thrill seekers)!

Okay – It took me a moment to connect the first 15 minutes of the movie. Seriously. I mean, it sets the tone of the film, meaning, you get the back story right away (Plus!). Then you get to see good ol’ Vin (Kaulder). I can’t think of him as any other character than Dominic Toretto. However, the pretty Bentley didn’t help (I hope that was a Bentley! It was a nice sports car). I know we need to see him in a new light, despite his awesome fashion (how does he pull that off??) sense.
Once I connected the two scenes, it made sense.
The film is easy to follow along, though pretty slow initially. There is some great CGI and the villain, Belial (Olafur Darri Olafsson). That guy is nuts! In a good way! Great action (in the first 15 minutes then throughout)!

The Queen Witch (Julie Engelbrecht) is definitely a witch you don’t want to mess with. Powerful, with a knife for a tongue, with her words of course. Great Makeup on her!

Rose Leslie (Chloe) it so tiny! I feel like you couldn’t really tell her height on GOT. I think she did a great performance as Chloe, strong and a fighter. Chloe and Kaulder make a great team!

The coolest part of the movie, the sword etched in writing (not sure what was written on the sword) with fire. I don’t know what that is about, but that is a pretty awesome weapon. Where can I get one of those? Oh…and Kaulder’s apartment with the secret compartment full of all kinds of witch ammo. Must have!
I feel like the film was based off a comic book or book series, but I could be wrong. One of the other fellas who sat next to me was super excited for this movie. He thought it was pretty “bad ass”. I liked some of the fight scenes. Love the sword. Love the magic (like Chloe’s bar – awesome sauce).

I don’t know what to give this one, honestly.