The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Movie Review

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The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

2015 | PG-13 | Action, Fantasy, Adventure
106 minutes / 1h 46min

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The Last Witch Hunter Plot Synopsis:

The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful Queen Witch, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen curses Kaulder with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today Kaulder is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to Kaulder, the Queen Witch is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race.

The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Review

The Last Witch Hunter (2015) is an American supernatural action adventure movie that is 106 minutes and was filmed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and Southern California, California, USA. The movie had an estimated budget of $90 million and grossed over $3.8 million in box office on its opening day. Director Breck Eisner (The Crazies (2010), Sahara (2005), Thoughtcrimes (2003)) failed upon executing this movie into being different from others like it. Writers Cory Goodman (Priest (2011), Underworld: Next Generation (2016)) and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold (2014), Egypt Gods of Egypt (2016)) did a horrible job writing a story that has been done too many times and was uninteresting. Both writers do not have experience writing movies with The Last Witch Hunter being the second movie that both writers wrote. Their inexperience shows, and I am hoping that their third film does not reek as much as this film. The movie contains urban fantasy, magic, monsters, mythology, not as many witches as I expected, violence, blood, the movie appears to be too rushed and fast paced.

Kaulder (Vin Diesel - Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), Fast Five (2011), Saving Private Ryan (1998)) is an 800-year old man that was cursed with eternal life. Kaulder is an enigmatic immortal witch hunter that has a mission to stop a plague from destroying New York City. Kaulder has been hunting the Witch Queens (Julie Engelbrecht - Before the Fall (2004), Rumpelstilzchen (2009), The Red Baron (2008)) followers. It was the Witch Queen that cursed Kaulder with immortality after he impaled her with a fiery sword in the medieval days. The Queen has awakened, and Kaulder has to stop her and her evil plans. Kaulder seeks the help of Dreamwalker (Rose Leslie - Honeymoon (2014), Game of Thrones (2011), Now Is Good (2012)) who is a witch that can enter someone’s mind and find whatever information is needed. Dreamwalker join forces with Kaulder to destroy the Witch Queen, and the ending becomes very predictable from this point on.

I found one flaw of the movie to be spending too much time introducing Kaulder, his world, and his friends. It is always nice to have enough information to adapt or have emotions for a character, but too much precious time was wasted doing so in this case. With all said about more than enough information given about the characters, I did not adapt to them, root for them or care if the characters died or not. I gave this movie a four because of the awful dialogue and effortless script that has been done so many times. I could not help myself from watching the time on my phone, hoping that the movie is about to end so I can simply walk out of the theater. Like I said, the screenplay is a cliche with a predictable ending, and the movie has nothing new to offer, except Vin Diesel to make it stand out from the rest. Vin Diesel did not do his role justice as his acting was not up to standards and was not all believable. Overall I would NOT recommend fans watch this movie because it was not original, not entertaining, not enjoyable, money wasted and is a huge disappointment.

  • The Last Witch Hunter Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 4
  • Overall Score: 3.81
  • IMDB: 6.0
  • MetaCritic: 3.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 1.7

About The Last Witch Hunter 2015

Title: The Last Witch Hunter
Year: 2015
Runtime: 106 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.9/5 stars from 82,690 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 82,690
MPAA Rating: PG-13
The Last Witch Hunter Cast Starring: Diezel Ramos, Elijah Wood, Mark Falvo, Mark Steger, Vin Diesel, Bonnie Morgan, Michael Caine, Inder Kumar, Valiant Michael, Rena Owen, Layla Cushman, Debbie Scaletta, William Kania, Rod Fielder, James Werley, Scott Lockhart, Dwayne Pintoff, Mike Mukatis, Rick Dremann, James Howard, Rose Leslie, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Brent Reichert, David Whalen, Annie Kitral, John Bernecker, Jon Valera, Tiffany Sander McKenzie, Phil Nardozzi, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
The Last Witch Hunter Writers: Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
The Last Witch Hunter Director: Breck Eisner
Production: Summit Entertainment.
Language: English
Country: USA, China, Canada