The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (2021)
/10 26K votes
Release date: August 23, 2021
Escaping from poverty to become a witcher, Vesemir slays monsters for coin and glory, but when a new menace rises, he must face the demons of his past.
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This film put a smile on my face. To say it in advance: I know the franchise from the game. Afterwards, I watched the series and now this movie.
The atmosphere is fantastic. I immediately felt transported back to the times when I first played the game.
Of course, this is not a game adaptation but a book adaptation. But no one can tell me that the creators of the series and the movie weren't inspired by the music and scenery you see in the game.
The movie feels like a longer main quest with a wonderful story. I'm lying here in bed with a heavy cold and fever - this is the perfect movie for a cozy feeling.
As I said, I realize that the series is based on the books. I have not read them and am writing this review from my perspective as someone who knows the franchise from the game.
Fmovies: Strip away the well-known characters and world building and what do you have left?
A generic, uninteresting pile of trash without a shred of originality that uses flashy combat, violence, gore and a bit of nudity to keep your attention.
5 stars for the animation & combat, -2 stars for taking away any semblance of the Witcher's Slavic heritage (most importantly for having a forgettable, dull soundtrack, despite that being one of the Witcher's defining features; as well as forced diversity that's bordering on cringeworthy).
0 stars for everything else, especially the copy-paste Vesimir-impostor that seems to be a staple Netflix protagonist.
This is probably perfect for anyone who doesn't love the Witcher lore. This is straight up bad, bad fan fiction. Also, the music, what the hell was that? Did no one played the games, or watched a trailer or something? How about the books? No? Figures. This movie made me like Henry Cavill even more. He is probably the only one who actually did some research.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf fmovies. It's honestly pretty good, but Netflix is rewriting some of the witcher lore and as a long time game and book fan it's just kinda sad.
Seriously, is it so hard to follow the original story? Which is full of depth and has a complex miso content?
If the writers feel the need to tell the world about the inclusiveness political ideologies, they should just write their own stories. That's it. There's no need to twist an existing - and great - story.