The Last Witch Hunter
Directed by Breck Eisner
Written by Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama, and Burk Sharpless
Starring: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, and Michael Cain
The Last Witch Hunter is an action/fantasy film based on Diesel’s Dungeons and Dragons character. If you are very liberal with your definition of the word adaptation, this movie is an adaptation of Dungeons and Dragons. Good news for D&D aficionados who would rather forget the film adaptation of D&D that came out fifteen years ago. The Last Witch Hunter is a better movie than that, but then again next to Dungeons and Dragons (2000), The Last Witch Hunter looks like Citizen Kane, so, that may not be the best bar by which to judge this movie.
The Last Which Hunter is an entertaining movie to watch. The movie does not revolutionize the fantasy genre, it does not offer a groundbreaking story, it does not offer awards-caliber performances, but what it does offer are decent visuals and some good action scenes. Those two aspects of the film are what drive the film, and while the story is not revolutionary, it serves its purpose by holding you through the movie. Although, the story is defiantly underdeveloped, there are aspects of the story that if further developed could have told a different and possibly more interesting story.
The Last Witch Hunter is not a great movie, but it is a movie that you can enjoy watching. While, the film leaves much to be desired regarding the story, for D&D fans it can be broadly considered a D&D movie.