The Last Witch Hunter

D: Breck Eisner
Lionsgate/Summit (Neil Canton, Vin Diesel & Bernie Goldmann)
US 2015
106 mins


W: Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless
DP: Dean Semler
Ed: Chris Lebenzon & Dean Zimmerman
Mus: Steve Jablonsky

Vin Diesel (Kaulder), Rose Leslie (Chloe), Elijah Wood (Dolan 37), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Baltasar Ketola), Michael Caine (Dolan 36)

Considering the title and the fact that Vin Diesel plays the lead, you almost know what to expect immediately. The Last Witch Hunter is practically the same plot as Blade (qv) with witches substituted for vampires. Expecting characterisation and Oscar-worthy acting? You won't find it here, even with Michael Caine in the cast, he's clearly only in it for the paycheck.
It's all standard fantasy hokum with lazily rendered special effects and production values, but Vin Diesel or his fans won't care.

Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter
Vin Diesel in The Last Witch Hunter