800 years ago a group of warriors, who fancy themselves as witch hunters, strikes out to destroy a coven of witches. Well this not any ordinary coven, it is lead by the Witch Queen, who is a big deal. During the conflict one witch hunter faces off against the queen. As he slays her she curses him with immortality, not a terrible curse if you ask me. From that point on this lone warrior, Kaulder, is the witch hunter to end all witch hunters. Now after 800 years the Witch Queen is rumored to be coming back from beyond. It is now up to Kaulder to put her down a second time.
Ok before I go any further first know this. This movie is not great if you are a normie or not a hard core nerd. Stay away, and by the looks of it you people did.
Now if you are a D&D (or any type of fantasy RPG'er ) then there is something in this movie for you or many somethings. You might actually like it, like we did.
|If this is your typical of your gaming group, then you'll love this movie!|
Now if there was an issue I thought it was technical. The great action piece against the sentinel ( or not bone golem) is dark and janky. The camera movement is terrible. You cannot see much of anything either. I wanted to see some ultimate show own and instead got a dark muddy mess. The fight with the witch coven at the beginning is very dark and fast. A bit disappointing there.
There is a lot jiggly camera going on here too. Not the full fast shaky cam I hate, but subtle jiggly camera work when you don't expect it. While talking with Michael Caine the scene was just wobbly for why exactly? Later when talking to priest Frodo the same thing is happening. Why? It was so irritating. It happens a few times and it is awful.
Elijah Wood was really an bit of an after thought here. I though he would have a much deeper role.
This is an original fantasy movie. This is based on nothing! For all the nagging by people who want original films, here is one! Holy crap everyone should love the fact this is not another comic book movie or reboot of a known franchise. Sure there are tropes of many other movies in this movie, but it is still an original damn fantasy movie. I have really missed those! Remember the hey days of fantasy movies from the 80's? Sure there was a lot of drek, but there was still something to like in all of them, even Deathstalker! Yes. Deathstalker!
The Last Witch Hunter will not please (and didn't) normal people. If you love fantasy, rpg's or both then this is a damn enjoyable film. It is everything I want from fantasy movies.