Vin Diesel is best known for his “acting” in the Fast & Furious franchise. I put quotes around the word acting, because he’s not so much convincing us he’s another character, but rather playing himself: a gravely, tough, unemotional Terminator. On the rare occasion, he’ll make an appearances in other movies, like The Last With Hunter, which got its second trailer today.
Don’t get me wrong; I like Vin Diesel. There’s something so endearing about his commitment to stretching out his fading action hero status. But I have a hard time taking him seriously in anything that’s not Fast & Furious—and especially in a fantasy movie like The Last Witch Hunter, which features Vin Diesel in a Macklemore haircut and beard.
Sometimes you get a feeling about a movie after seeing a trailer, and that feeling tells you that said movie is probably not going to be good; I get that impression with The Last Witch Hunter. But, I mean, let’s give it a chance. It has Elijah Wood and Michael Caine! How bad can it be?
“The most powerful witches that ever walked the Earth are here to destroy us,” Diesel’s character says.
The Last Witch Hunter comes out on Oct. 23, 2015.