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Ok but not a 2nd viewer
26 March 2016
Despite being panned at the Box Office and not the best reviews from DVD viewers, I thought I'd give it a go as I generally like to make up my own mind. It is definitely not a 'bad' film, but it's also not a 2nd viewing one for me. Vin Diesel play an immortal witch hunter (but with a twist to his immortality) who, in modern day New York, is keeping an eye on a variety of witches, not least of all those bad ones that wish to bring the Witch Queen back. Michael Caine is his priest sidekick who becomes cursed and it's up to Vin to kill the witch who cursed him before he dies. Naturally, Vin finds out that no everything is at it seems and those he trusted the most, have been keeping the biggest secret from him, which you see in a flashback scene. Some quite substantial plot holes and many things aren't explained, but if you just stick with what's going on, it's an ok movie.
Good special effects but the film seems to rely on them heavily. Good humour too between Diesel and Caine which lightens up the mood. Not the worst I've ever seen (think 7th Son as a recent nomination for that category!), but far from the best. Throw your brain down beside you and sit back for a fun, one-off ride.