The Last Witch Hunter

Theatrical Release: October 23, 2015
The Last Witch Hunter
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Synopsis

The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

Dove Review

“The Last Witch Hunter” is full of action and big names. The likes of Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, and Elijah Wood star in the film. However, it is also filled with violence and frightening images.

Vin Diesel plays a powerful warrior named Kaulder. The story takes place in the 13th century. The Witch Queen (Julie Engelbrecht) has placed a curse of the Black Plague on the land. Kaulder and his men fight to eradicate the evil witch and her goons. However, she places a curse of immortality on Kaulder. The movie then jumps to the present, and we learn that even in contemporary times, Kaulder is still fighting against witches in service of the Catholic Church.

When a character named Dolan 36th (Michael Caine), a protector of Kaulder’s, dies after handing the reigns over to the young priest Dolan 37th (Elijah Wood), Kaulder realizes his battle against the witches may not yet be finished. Despite the theme of good versus evil and a plot twist, the film’s scary images and violence prevent us from awarding the movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Implication that an unwed couple slept together, but the film doesn't show it; passionate kissing by husband and wife.
Language: G-1; S-3; D-1; Bi*ch-1; Pi**-1; Crap-1; Slang for testicles-1
Violence: A lot of violence, including characters fighting witches; weapons including guns, hatchets, bows and arrows, axes; fiery swords, characters are stabbed, speared characters and shootings; comparatively little blood, but still a lot of violence; bloody words are visible on a manuscript; some blood from fights; characters grabbed by the throat; witches and humans are burned; many punches are thrown; decomposing bodies are shown.
Drugs: Drinking in a few scenes, including wine and whiskey; a kind of "witches" bar, and they are drinking potions or drinks; a witch smokes a hookah; smoking; syringe in man's neck.
Nudity: Cleavage in a few scenes; women in bras and undergarments.
Other: Jump scenes; witches cast spells; frightening images, including horrific faces.

Info

Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
Director: Breck Eisner
Genre: Action
Runtime: 106 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter