The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf: Movie Review - Reel Advice Movie Reviews

Sunday, August 29, 2021

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf: Movie Review

With its slick animation and raw unadulterated content, "The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf" will delight fans of the Netflix show for sure. But with its brisk runnning time, it more time to make it really bloom to its fullest potential.
Vesemir (voiced by Theo James) is a brash and cocky witcher who delights in slaying monsters in exchange for coin. But when Vesemir encounters a Leshen with unusual powers, he accidentally stumbles upon a conspiracy that will shake his beliefs and his moralities as a witcher.
As an animated feature, we're glad to report that "The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf" doesn't deviate from the franchise's more mature and dark themes. In fact, given that this is animated, it seemed that it opened up to be darker and grittier in several fronts. Let's just say that it doesn't hold back and even characters you may have deemed unkillable can be killed - meaning literally noone is safe. Tied up with this satisfying bloody gore was the animation which was the best asset for the film in our opinion. It was able to capture the dynamics of the fights and action well and the monsters especially the big ones were epic. Unfortunately, the film was limited by its running time. This was a pretty quick film that left several characters half-baked. Basically, "The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf" was a no-nonsense experience. It set out to expand the character of Vesemir and "The Witcher" franchise and it was able to do this in a neat, quick, and effective package.  
 
Rating: 4 reels





Why you should watch it:
- the animation was awesome
- the gore and dark themes are brutal

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- some characters felt half-baked
- the voice acting was so-so

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