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So.. I posted a trailer of this film a few days ago. I hadn’t heard of it before and I think the reason for this is because it received such a poor rating at the box office and only grossed $140 million from a $90 million project. I love Vin Diesel as an actor. I can’t think of a film that he has been in that I didn’t like so I was really looking forward to watching it…
…and I was not disappointed.
The story is based around a loner called Kaulder (Vin Diesel). It starts with an action packed flash back to where it all began. Kaulder’s wife and child were killed by the Dark Witch, who had created the Black Plague to wipe out all humanity. He tracked her down and killed her but as she was dying she cursed him with eternal life.
Flash forward to the present day and Kaulder is working for an organisation that has been assigned to keep the truce between witches and humans. It is Kaulder’s job to track down any witch who breaks these new laws and either kill them or imprison them depending on what punishment is deemed fit.
Kaulder is aided by a priest called Dolan (Michael Caine). He is the 36th Dolan who has been assigned to help Kaulder on his mission to uphold the law. After the 36th Dolan retires Kaulder is assigned a new Dolan (Elijah Wood) and things go downhill when they find that the 36th Dolan has been killed by a witch. It is down to Kaulder and the new Dolan to find out who did it and bring them to justice.
On his journey he meets a feisty young witch called Chloe (Rose Leslie) who decides to help him… and the mayhem begins.
I really enjoyed The Last Witch Hunter for a number of reasons.
- It is a Dark fantasy.. and who doesn’t love dark fantasy??
- Vin Diesel AND Michael Caine. enough said
- The character selection for this film is on point.
- The Special effects are great.. the witch is creepy as heel but I love it.
- The storyline flows and makes sense. There is nothing worse than a disjointed, overworked storyline.
The relationship between the 36th Dolan and Kaulder is quite sweet. Although Kaulder is older than dolan , he does act like a father figure, which did make me chuckle.
I like the fact that there does seem to be some chemistry between Chloe and Kaulder and it does keep you thinking, will they kiss or won’t they.. I won’t tell you if they do or not as it will spoil it.
I am not a huge fan of the 37th Dolan and to be honest I am not 100% sure why he was needed but Wood played the character well.
All in all I would give The Last Witch Hunter 4 out of 5
Please let me know what you think if you have watched it.. Do you agree or disagree?
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