The Last Witch Hunter is a 2015 American dark fantasy action film directed by Breck Eisner and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The film stars Vin Diesel as an immortal witch-hunter who must stop a plague from ravaging New York City. The film was released on October 23, 2015, received generally negative reviews from critics and experienced a poor performance at the box office, grossing $140 million against a $90 million budget.
800 years ago, the Queen unleashed the Black Plague to wipe out humanity and killed Kaulder’s family, but he was able to defeat her. Before she met her end, the Queen cursed Kaulder with eternal life.
In the present day, Kaulder prevents a teenage witch from unintentionally destroying an airplane. Kaulder is revealed to be working as a witch hunter for an organization called the Axe and Cross, which aims to keep the truce between humans and witches and either executes or imprisons the witches who break the law. He is aided by a priest called “Dolan”.
The 36th Dolan tells Kaulder that he is retiring from his duties and has chosen a new Dolan to for him. The former apparently dies in his sleep that night. Kaulder and the 37th Dolan deduce that 36 was murdered by a witch. While tracking down the witch, Kaulder finds traces of old dark magic, not seen since after he killed the Queen. It is revealed that 36 is not dead but rather under a dark magic spell that can only be broken if the witch that cast it is killed.
Using clues that 36 left behind, Kaulder goes to a witch bar, owned by Chloe and Miranda, to buy a memory spell to help him remember how he died and came back. Chloe eventually agrees to give the spell. During the process of reliving Kaulder’s memory, the bar is attacked by a witch, the same one who cursed the 36th Dolan. He later attacks Chloe at her apartment, though Kaulder saves her by pulling her through a portal into his own apartment. Dolan the 37th and Kaulder work together to determine the hostile witch’s name – Baltasar Ketola, though he goes by Belial. Shortly after, Kaulder convinces Chloe to try to make him another memory potion, but since Belial destroyed her stash at her club, she needs to visit Miranda’s warehouse. After it is discovered that the plant they are there for hasn’t sprouted yet and the rest of it’s kind stolen by Belial, Kaulder and Chloe discover Miranda’s body as Belial taunts them through a phone call from Miranda’s phone. Chloe then agrees (with less hesitation than when she was in his apartment) to help Kaulder get what he needs to kill him.
In order to get the rare ingredient to create another memory spell, they visit Danique. However, Danique drugs Kaulder with an endless memory dream and is revealed to be planning to lock him away forever. Chloe, revealed to be a dream-walker, is able to free his mind and the pair escapes. Kaulder asks Chloe to enter his mind and pull out the memory. He discovers that, though the Queen’s body burned to ash, the first Dolan decided to spare her heart in order to save Kaulder from the related pain. His immortality is revealed to be tied to the Queen’s heart, and if it were to die, Kaulder would lose his immortality or die completely. They deduce that 36 was attacked because he knew of where the heart was hidden and was tortured into revealing its location. They also realize that Belial’s real plan is to revive the Queen.
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