The Last Witch Hunter – Good, Bad & Ugly Review


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 16% (Critics) / 48% (Audience)
Directed By: Breck Eisner
Written By: Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless
Starring: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood and Michael Caine
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Synopsis: The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history. – (Source)

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The Good:
I am a fan of Vin Diesel’s particular style of tough guy acting and he was in full monosyllabic slab of buttkicking beef mode in this movie. And the wig and beard he wore in the movie’s flashbacks were things of unintentionally comical beauty.

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The Bad:
God, this movie was a mess. The plot was overly convoluted, a pretty decent supporting cast was completely wasted and nothing of interest really ever seemed to happen. It was just scene after scene of a director’s ideas for what he thought were cool set pieces that were executed in the most pedestrian way possible. I didn’t care about the witches, the witch hunters, the regular humans or anything else about this movie as I was forcing myself to sit through the entire 1 hour and 45 minute running time. Maybe a little magic could have been used to cut this movie’s running time down to make it less of a chore to get through.

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The Ugly:
So…much…bad…CGI!!!!

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Final Verdict: A bland, over long and not very good supernatural action flick that never quite seems to anything that it attempts right. Vin Diesel was in full Vin Diesel but it wasn’t enough to make it any more of a bore.

Grade: D

4 comments

  1. Parlor of Horror · January 21, 2016

    You were brave to even venture into watching this – even the trailers screamed “this sucks” lol.

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    • Derek · January 24, 2016

      I wanted to give it a chance since it starred a lot of actors I like but it was just as dreadful as the trailers made it seem.

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  2. abbiosbiston · January 24, 2016

    This is probably the worst movie I saw last year…

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    • Derek · January 24, 2016

      It was truly bad and not in the fun way either.

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