The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
October 25, 2015 12:35 AM - Subscribe

The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.
posted by kittensofthenight (2 comments total)
Aside from the special effects (which I don't seem to care about any more in my old age) this was surprisingly charming and fun. Reminded me of John Wick, although not as tightly crafted. Vin Diesel is awesome. I thought the plot and world building were fun, not at all difficult to follow, which is something I've seen in reviews. I was worried that there was going to be a lot of problematic sexist nonsense re: witches but there were only a couple of moments that made me roll my eyes. The flame sword was fucking awesome but I could go the rest of my life without CGI bullshit particle effects or blue flame.
posted by kittensofthenight at 12:46 AM on October 25, 2015

We went to see it because some of it was filmed in my neighborhood; the gummybear tree scene, the loft with all the lights and the courtyard with the dead body were all shot 1/2 a block from here. And the rectory that Elijah Wood walks out of was actually the YMCA around the corner that I work out in.

It was better than I expected but I wasn't expecting much. The 24 ounce Sam Adams draft that I had with me (yay for modern movie theaters) probably helped me enjoy it a little more. It's defiantly Vin Diesel plays his 16th level fighter/mage D&D character in modern New York (well, really Pittsburgh) with a magic user and a cleric by his side. The fight scenes were terrible but I've basically given up on any modern filmmaker shooting a comprehensible fight scene. Diesel is charming and it's always fun to watch Rose Leslie.

The fact that you kept seeing shots of NYC from above and then the ground level shots were all Pittsburgh was a little distracting to us but probably not to anyone not from here. My wife kept elbowing me when she saw something she recognized ("Hey that's Cherry way", "Hey that's Trinity Cathedral").
posted by octothorpe at 7:51 AM on October 25, 2015

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