Director Breck Eisner’s The Last Witch Hunter started off hokey with Vin Diesel looking ridiculous in bad 13th Century makeup and garb as he battled the Witch Queen (Julie Engelbrecht), who created the Great Plague.
But, within 5 minutes, those who stayed were in the 21st Century where he, as the last witch hunter, was still around after 800 years, keeping the world safe from the dark witches.
Though, unfortunately, depicting all witches as dark, the script by Writers Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless also suffered from too many cooks stirring the same pot and became confusing at times. However, the overall story was interesting and the presence of Michael Caine and Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) made this worthy Halloween viewing for those who want to experience a few scares.
Production Designer Julie Berghoff’s spooky sets also deserve kudos.
I give The Last Witch Hunter a 3.1 out of 5.