Vin Diesel has had a pretty amazing career when you look back on it. He’s been in some things you may not even realise he was in, like Saving Private Ryan, and the voice of the robot in Iron Giant, both films coming very early in his film work. Then of course came his two big back to back break out films, Pitch Black and The Fast And The Furious, with the former having had three films in the series, and the latter with its 8th on the way.
Despite his track record of success, he’s still an actor that doesn’t seem to get that much respect as an actual actor. To be fair, this is valid, as he tends to just play slightly different versions of the one kind of character, but at the same time there really isn’t anything wrong with knowing what you’re good at and sticking with it. So with his latest film, The Last Witch Hunter, we have an ‘original’ property that you can tell is something they hope will spawn another series for him to keep fronting.
When watching this film, I couldn’t help but feel like I was seeing a not as good version of the Keanu Reeves film Constantine. Both films dealt with the super natural, and I guess to a point the afterlife, and though not identical, it really did feel overly familiar. Because of this link, I couldn’t help but keep thinking how much better Constantine was, and even though this film wasn’t bad, I may have looked down lesser on it in my eyes because I kept comparing it.
7.5 out of 10 from me!!!