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The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

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The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Kaulder
Rose Leslie ... Chloe
Elijah Wood ... Dolan 37th
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson ... Belial
Rena Owen ... Glaeser
Julie Engelbrecht ... The Witch Queen
Michael Caine ... Dolan 36th
Joseph Gilgun ... Ellic
Isaach De Bankolé ... Max Schlesinger
Michael Halsey ... Grosette
Sloane Coombs ... Elizabeth
Lotte Verbeek ... Helena
Dawn Olivieri ... Danique
Inbar Lavi ... Sonia
Armani Jackson ... Armani
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Storyline

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. Written by Lionsgate

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All Will Be Tried. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | China | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Witch Hunter See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,812,861, 23 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,367,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,936,910
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is actress Julie Engelbrecht's Hollywood debut. See more »

Goofs

Add the beginning of the film Kaulder (Vin Diesel) uses a staple and a glass of water to create a makeshift compass. While it's up for debate that he uses magic to magnetize the metal, it's worth remembering that staples are made of zinc covered in steel, one not magnetic and the other not easily magnetizable, depending on the variety. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Belial: I swear to you, every single mother and daughter, father and son taken from us by the Black Plague will be avenged. It is their Witch Queen who brought this curse upon our lands. And in her death lies our salvation. Be warned, brothers. She will never truly perish until her heart beats its last. Let fear be dead to us. There is no going back, for there is nothing to go back to.
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Crazy Credits

The Summit Entertainment logo appears on a parchment in ink, with the text is written in runic script before morphing into normal letters. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version theatrical release is cut in order to secure a 12A rating. During post-production, the distributor was informed by the BBFC that the film was likely to be passed 15 but that their preferred (and more profitable) 12A could be achieved by making a number of reductions to moments of violence and horror. When the film was submitted for formal classification, acceptable reductions had been made and the film was classified 12A. The subsequent video release is uncut with a 15 classification. See more »

Connections

Featured in Conan: Elijah Wood/John Fogerty/Richard Thompson (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

More Than You
Written by Evan Bogart and Elizabeth Harper
Performed by Class Actress
Published by Seven Summits Music o/b/o itself & Casbah Kidd and Elizabeth Harper
Courtesy of Casablanca/Republic Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Immortal Vin
22 October 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I think it would be hard for people not to admit that Vin Diesel is one of the most likable actors living today. He's not the thespian that a Leonardo DiCaprio or Daniel Day-Lewis is, but the man is entertaining as hell. The Last Witch Hunter is yet another vehicle for Diesel to excel in as a true movie star, no Fast and Furious pun intended. The film is not very good at all, but it's incredibly entertaining.

Putting Vin aside, you have a solid cast with Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, and the cinema legend Michael Caine for gosh sakes. This was most definitely a paycheck film for Caine, but he gave a formidable performance. Leslie, from Game of Thrones fame, also was solid as the dream-walker/semi love interest for Diesel. Elijah Wood has a very limited role and I never really bought into his character or performance rather. The writing is not exactly Oscar worthy, it's rather poor actually. But it didn't need to be. Vin gave us just as many lame one liners as every Fast and Furious film. Plus, it's hilarious hearing Diesel call Caine a 'kid'. It's these gags that added to the outrageously fun experience.

The reviews for the film have been poor to say the least, and I can't really argue with them. For me, it was just endlessly entertaining. I actually found the CGI to be quite effective for the most part especially for the villainous witch queen. So the story and writing can be confusing, weak, and contradicting at times, but the visuals and performances make the viewing worth while. There's not much else to say, but I hope this 90 million dollar film turns into a franchise, although I think it's destined to flop.

+Perfect film for Diesel

+Solid cast

+Leslie holds her own

+CGI

-Weak writing

-Contradicting story

6.3/10


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