Watch: The Last Witch Hunter 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies of witch hunters have battled this unnatural enemy for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who many years ago slayed the all-powerful Witch Queen, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen cursed Kaulder with immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter. Today, Kaulder is the last living hunter who has spent his immortal life tracking down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost family.
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**The initial tableaux:**
**Initial, part I**: We’re in the black plague era in Europe, say 13th century. The spread of the plague is attributed to the spellcasting of evil witches. Vin Diesel’s character, Kaulder, is one of the witch hunters who finds the Witch Queen. Kaulder and company put an end to the plague, but at the cost of Kaulder’s wife, his only child, and most of his hunter friends. While dying, the Witch Queen curses Kaulder.
**Initial, part II**: In current New York City, Kaulder is still hunting witches. Yes, the same Kaulder. He’s allied with an old group within the church, the Axe and Cross, which tries and imprisons witches. They also keep secrets. Kaulder’s main contact with Axe and Cross is Dolan the 36th, played by Michael Caine, in one of those short roles that he does so well. Dolan is quite old, and Dolan the 37th seems ready to take over being contact with the immortal Kaulder.
**Delineation of conflicts:**
In the present, witch activity seems to be picking up. Something large is brewing. Kaulder suffers a number of reverses, and his list of allies shrinks.
The film began in apocalyptic mode, and near the end it is almost there again. Kaulder must face what he did not face the first time, 800 years ago.
**Resolution:** Will Kaulder find new allies, or must he carry the day himself?
**One line summary:** Attempt at another Vin Diesel movie franchise.
**Cinematography:** 8/10 Well done on the whole; the visuals kept my attention.
**Sound:** 8/10 Dialog is clear. Music seemed appropriate.
**Acting:** 5/10 Michael Caine was fine in his short role as noted above. Vin Diesel is convincing as an action hero, even here with swords, magic, fists, and intention instead of cars, guns, and explosives. Julie Engelbrecht had her fine moments as Kaulder’s arch nemesis, the Witch Queen, at the very beginning, and at the very end. Olafur Darri Olafsson was a blast as Belial, an in-your-face opponent for Kaulder.
Elijah Wood’s performance sucked rocks. Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, 17 episodes) was almost interesting as Kaulder’s on-again, off-again witch ally. That was a bit weak, since she was supposed to be the female lead.
**Screenplay:** 5/10 Violence and threat moves the plot along, so the 106 minutes runtime does not drag too badly. I’m glad I saw the film, but would not watch it again. Why not? The narrative is not well-constructed. It seemed like every five minutes there was some change or rules, or some impressive (?) artifact to consider.
At the end of the film, I felt that I should have been happier for the protagonist, but just could not be. Would there be major challenges for him in the centuries to come? Would Chloe be a reliable ally? By this time I did not care, and I felt this to be a major failing of the film.
**_Final Rating:_** 6/10 I liked it better than most people did, but I would be hard pressed to say, ‘you must see this one.’
Arguably the coolest poster a movie’s ever had.
Vin & Co. lay the cheese on **thick** in this one. I’m talking slab of fried haloumi thick. But that’s not exactly the end of the world. It’s kind of like if _Constantine_ was way worse, or if _Seventh Son_ was way better. With a little 2004’s _Van Helsing_ thrown in for good measure.
_Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._
Besides short segments taking place in the Middle Ages and another on a plane, this supernatural flick takes place in modern New York. We have Vin Diesel’s character, Kaulder, a man who lost his family due to witches, still alive after 800 years and still hunting them. One would think that Kaulder would be a stereotypical stoic, somber, asocial killing machine, but such is not quite the case. I was pleasantly surprised to find Vin Diesel more smiling and “human” than usual. In fact, on more than one occasion, his hero actually showed restraint and compassion, which was quite refreshing. After that Middle-Ages intro, I thought all the witches would be evil, despicable, one-dimensional creatures (which would have been boring) but then again, I was fooled as we actually delved more into the modern witch community.
As far as story goes, despite the seemingly cliché setup, I’d say it was stronger than usual for that kind of supernatural-action film with a few good twists I didn’t see coming. The special effects were rather good and I especially liked how the magic was so nature-oriented (as it should be for witches). One of the neatest places was that bar with the subtle light magic. I also liked the design of the old witches and that bone sentinel. There was visual stuff there I hadn’t actually seen before or at least a dozen times over. Unfortunately, I found the action scenes somewhat weak in general. I know that close-in fighting is supposed to be messy and chaotic but the cuts here were sometimes so poorly done I had trouble knowing what was happening. Thankfully, it’s never as bad as in that first fight in the past, and it does get better as the film goes on. So don’t go in expecting to be thrilled too much by the quality of the action.
Surrounding the more-emotional-than-usual Diesel, there’s actually a pretty decent cast including Michael Caine (always classy), Elijah Wood (amusing and solid) and Rose Leslie, that redhead wild woman from Game of Thrones. For me, she was the highlight acting-wise and elevated everything up a dramatic notch. As for the directing, besides the poor action and annoying flares, it was competent but not particularly memorable. The “dream” visions were nice, but then they usually are. I saw this at a preview screening and there wasn’t much crowd reaction, however it should be noted that the film kept my (very) jaded interest throughout. I didn’t have trouble with the pacing or story confusion as other reviewers did. I actually found the world of the Last Witch Hunter somewhat intriguing and enjoyable.
Rating: 7 out of 10 (good)
700-odd years ago, Kaulder (Vin Diesel) leads a party in pursuit of the Witch Queen, bent on retribution for the deaths of his wife and daughter. He is the only survivor. We next find him in present-day Manhattan, cursed with immortality by the Witch Queen, as witch-hunting enforcer for an organisation called Axe And Cross where he is aided and abetted by a chap called the Dolan. The current and 36th Dolan (Michael Caine) is on the point of retiring when he suddenly dies. With the assistance of the 37th Dolan (Elijah Wood) Kaulder starts to chase down some aspects of the death which don’t make sense.
It was a good idea to take a supernatural movie and put a CSI emphasis on it. It isn’t entirely successful here but, mostly, this is a decent romp. Vin Diesel manages to bring together his hardman and his soft side, and makes a protagonist who is fun to identify. Michael Caine plays Alfred again in a “where’s my pay cheque?” part, which gets the performance it deserves. Rose Leslie – very pretty, and I’d never heard of her having never watched Downton Abbey or Game Of Thrones – does what she can with a part which is chunky in terms of screen time and skeletal in terms of character development.
This isn’t a terribly good film, but I quite enjoyed it simply because it’s the sort of not terribly good film which I quite enjoy. I suspect it won’t be the franchise-starter it looks as if it hoped it would be,
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Breck Eisner
Writer Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
Actors Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood
Country United States, China, Canada
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Auro 11.1, Dolby Digital, Datasat, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Panavision G-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema