I like Vin Diesel.
Not because I think he’s drop dead gorgeous, sexy, or a good actor (no, no, and depends on the role), but because of an extra I saw on The Pacifier showing how he was around the youngest member of the cast. So sweet!
We’ve seen him in a number of films ranging from XXX to the Fast and Furious franchise, one of his best (imo) was A Man Apart and of course the Riddick trilogy.
We hadn’t even heard of this release and decided to treat ourselves as it was on the cheaper shelf, expecting it to be something along the lines of Highlander vs Solomon Kane.
The special effects were good, creeping strangling vines, sword fights, smokey haze, spells (naturally) plus bad guys and gals with serious skin issues and bad haircuts.
The story wasn’t half bad, our hero unable to die having been cursed by an overbaked witch being engulfed by a tree of flame as she pulled his heart out.
Eight hundred years later, all the witches he’d hunted down and put away were chanting together like an audition for a bad Eurovision entry. Having been banished to the belly of the beast sotospeak (a neat little black hole of a spider type creature) their aim was to resurrect the Witch and take the world into darkness, you know, the usual stuff.
Michael Caine (his Religious Aide and friend) got bumped off relatively early and was replaced by The Hobbit and Deep Impact’s Elijah Wood. His big blue saucer type eyes were put to good use, but wearing a white turtle neck sweater does him no favours.
All was not as it seemed, so it became a race against time (both past and present) involving Chloe, a Dream Walker, who became his ally.