Flash Movie Review: The Last Witch Hunter

 

Except when it concerns weight, most instances of loss more times than not are associated with sadness. Even from a scarf to a pair of sunglasses, I have never heard someone say they were happy about losing them. Sadness can be overwhelming when it comes to the loss of a loved one. And if the death was sudden like a heart attack, the survivors can experience shock along with the sad feelings flooding over them. Though I would never say anything, I never understood when someone would say, “We lost her/him today.” I have always wondered if people were just uncomfortable saying the word “died,” maybe because it sounds so final or abrupt as compared to passing away or gone. Now there is another aspect of loss that I think must be harder to deal with and that is when the death is unexpected. Maybe due to an accident or killing, I can only imagine how awful it must feel. There were a couple of different people I knew who had experienced such a tragedy and it was heartbreaking. Though I will say when it comes to this form of death I can understand why a person would have a vein of anger and revenge mixed in with their unhappiness. Hopefully I will never have to experience such a horrible thing in my life. I would rather be exposed to this type of event as an observer while watching a movie. Or at least I thought so until I saw this fantasy adventure.    CURSED by a witch with immortal life Kaulder, played by Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious franchise, The Pacifier), would spend his life throughout the centuries protecting the world from such wretched witches. This action film was all about the CGI effects. There were a couple of scenes that were actually good. I thought the idea behind the story was decent; however the script was as dull as an old rusty nail. With Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings franchise, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) as Dolan 37th, Michael Caine (Harry Brown, Inception) as Dolan 36th and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones-TV, Downton Abbey-TV) as Chloe; the actors had nothing to work with to try and make this film at least somewhat exciting. As for Vin, with his limited acting range, this role did not suit him at all. With his monotone speech, I found him boring. Maybe part of the issue was the direction the actors were getting because I did not care for the way scenes jumped back and forth in time; it made for a frenzied viewing experience. I will say I did not mind Rose Leslie’s character and wished there were more scenes with Michael; though even his character seemed like one I have seen him play before. This is one film I would not be sad if the movie studio lost.

 

1 2/3 stars

 

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About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on October 26, 2015, in Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. you just made me reconsider my interest of going to the theater to watch it…

  2. I just read that this absolutely tanked at the box office and now I’ve read your review I can appreciate why.

  3. Going to pass on this one, for sure. Vin Diesel is one of those actors that seems to just play himself, dropped into a movie. Surprising to hear that Michael Caine is in a movie with Vin Diesel. Too bad there seems to be an expiration date on such fine actors as Caine – as if directors don’t know what to do with them anymore! Thanks, MJ, for taking the hit and screening these movies for us so we don’t have to waste our time and money! 🙂

    • I am glad I can save anyone money by steering clear of these types of duds. Granted it is rough going for me; but hearing from people like you makes it all worth it. Thank you.

  4. I’d entertain the possibility of seeing this movie just to watch Vin Diesel 🙂

  5. I had no interest in this movie anyway. Irregardless of what the actual script says, the insinuation to me is that here is a man taking on three witches. And it is typically strong women who are associated with witchcraft. Of course, most people don’t see the association- or don’t want to.

  6. I have never really enjoyed a movie with Vin Diesel in it, so this is not surprising to me. I’ll take a pass. (Although I’ve seen some really good Michael Caine movies in the past.)

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