Having not watched “The Last Witch Hunter” on the big screen, I bought the Blu Ray on a whim after seeing the trailers.
Turns out that this is another case of “don't bother with those useless professional critics, they're a waste of space”. If you've watched Vin Diesel in XXX or Fast & Furious or Riddick, then this is the same Vin Diesel in another cool frantic action movie with fantastic, polished CGI. What's there not to like in this- There's Vin Diesel himself, there's witches, there's factions, there's humour, there's special effects.
Some people say the story is flawed but honestly, I haven't found any glaring flaw as such. It's a good old fantasy yarn and to me has good pacing i.e. There's regular action throughout the movie so there wasn't a dull moment at all. The storyline kept me interested throughout. Even the twist (I don't want to spoil it for anyone here) was quite comfortable and worked well within the movie.
If I watched my movies on the basis of these “professional critics”, I would've missed 80% of the good movies I've seen. Only reason it's not a 5 star is because Vin Disel has made over-the-top amazing movies like Fast & Furious and XXX so I had to make room for rating THOSE 5 stars!
Stuff the critics. Watch it and judge for yourself. It's good!