THE WITCHER: NIGHTMARE OF THE WOLF MOVIE REVIEW
Need something to tide you over until The Witcher season two? Netflix heard your cries for help and gave you an appetizer with this original anime movie. Developed by the “Avatar”/”The Legend of Korra” animators Studio Miur, this movie follows Vesemir (Theo James), who is destined to become the mentor of series protagonist Geralt of Rivia. After a chance encounter with a witcher named Deglan (Graham McTavish), he decides to leave his small town in hopes for a life of adventure. Unfortunately, the world of The Witcher is cruel, and Vesemir must face many challenges that will continue to define his character and decide the fate of those he cares for. Justin, Neil, and Dogget hoped this movie would fill in valuable lore knowledge or at the bare minimum provide an entertaining diversion until the new season comes out. Did it achieve at either of these goals? Find out in our review.
DIRECTED BY: Kwang Il Han
STARRING: Theo James, Lara Pulver, Graham McTavish, Mary McDonnell, David Errigo Jr, Jennifer Hale, Tom Canton, Matt Yang King
Justin Zarian (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub, Assistant Site Manager)
Justin’s fate as a movie fanatic was written in the stars when his birth forced his parents to cancel their planned Oscar viewing party. While growing up in California, he was often seen in front of the television watching and re-watching Star Wars, Jurassic Park, classic Disney movies and a steady stream of animated shows. This eventually led to a B.A. in Film at Brigham Young University and an Outstanding Student Teacher Award for displaying a level of film knowledge so insane that even his fellow film students couldn’t compete. He received his M.A. from Syracuse University and is currently pursuing a teaching certificate, but still volunteers at One of Us every so often for the fun of it. His hobbies include non-stop film conversations, wondering how Mass Effect 3’s ending went so wrong, espousing the joys of shooting guns (but not hunting, as he’s quick to note), writing the next great American television show in his head, and anything else entertainment related. You can find him on Facebook once in a blue moon.
Neil Anderson (Screener Squad)
I first got hooked on movies when I saw Star Wars at a drive-in theater as a kid. Growing up in a small, rural town meant not having access to a lot of movies. In college, that all changed. I couldn’t get enough. I love it all — flicks, films, movies, and cinema. I still have that wide-eyed wonder of that kid watching movies from the back of a pick-up truck at the drive-in.
Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)
Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on Oneofus.net.
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