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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 Sloane Coombs ... Elizabeth
Lotte Verbeek ... Helena
Dawn Olivieri ... Danique
Inbar Lavi ... Sonia
Armani Jackson 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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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:

El último cazador de brujas 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:

$140,396,650
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Chloe mentions witches being burned at the stake in Salem. This is a common misconception. In fact, no witches were ever burned at the stake in the eventual United States. Drowning was a common death suffered by people accused of witchcraft during interrogation at the Salem witch trials. If the accused survived the interrogation and confessed then the sentence for witch craft was for the accused to be hung by the neck until dead. See more »

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[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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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 »

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Followed by The Last Witch Hunter 2 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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I actually really liked it.
7 November 2015 | by judderwockySee all my reviews

This movie has garnered a lot of criticism, and to be honest, I'm a little surprised. The plot and CGI were good. The acting and casting was excellent. Some parts of the movie felt really similar to The Exorcist II (Boorman), and I appreciated the lucidity and metaphysics embedded in the plot. I felt like the scene changes and juxtaposing modern/mythical images did a good job of sliding the viewer into the otherworldliness of the script. Most of the criticism seemed to revolve around expectations of Vin Diesels performance. The Character is written tersely for a reason. Why do people expect someone to be Shakespeare, simply because they lived 800 years. That experience might make some people very quiet, and I found Vin Diesel's interpretation believable and appropriate. He isn't portrayed as a scholar or wizard: just a good man who happens to be cursed. Frankly, I don't think most of these people would have been happy with a 20 min monologue by Alan Rickman. The movie was a good fantasy/action movie with some clever plot elements and creative representations of traditional magical elements.


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