Vin Diesel stars as the last witch hunter in a movie that has precious little to do with hunting witches. The film plays out like a refugee from the year 2005; it's precisely the kind of CG-filled and PG-13 supernatural actioner that would have been at home in megaplexes alongside "Constantine" and "I, Robot." Today it just feels curiously antiseptic and out of touch, unable to coast on Diesel's charm alone.
Surprisingly enjoyable disposable pop culture that tells a silly tale but works despite its flaws. It's basically 'Blade' with witches instead of vampires and features no stand out performances and even a couple of embarrassing ones from Caine and Wood yet it somehow works. Effects are fairly standard with good old school make up effects present as well.
Bearded Vin Diesel could easily be Kevin James' long-lost brother; Rose Leslie, though given a thin character, is still a gem; thanks to Michael Caine for finding a great way to prepare me for his eventual death. Appropriate CGI and enough humor. Unfortunately, multiple action sequences are too short and underwhelming, else it would have been a perfect videogame movie.
It’s an adequate film in the rather unimaginative genre where a righteous Christian warrior must hunt down an evil witch to save humanity. Nicolas Cage did one such film some years back. Then Jeff Bridges did ‘Seventh Son’. This one looks good, but it terms of narrative, there is not much. In the end, you are grateful that at least this one is not as terrible as Seventh Son.