The Witcher Nightmare of The Wolf
Derrick Dunn

Derrick Dunn

The Witcher: Nightmare of The Wolf will please both fans and non-fans

Before Season 2 of the hit Netflix series, The Witcher arrives this winter; fans have a new animated film to hold them over in The Witcher: Nightmare of The Wolf. Before Geralt, his mentor Vesemir was a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. However, when a strange new monster begins terrorizing a politically fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past.

Kwang-II Han directs The Witcher: Nightmare of The Wolf from a script by Beau de Mayo and based on characters created by Andrzej Sapkowski. The one downside to Netflix is that there is so much content. It is a job in itself to try to watch all of their series. That said, I never found the time to check out the Henry Cavil starring series. I know that the show takes place on a fictional, medieval-inspired landmass known as “the Continent,” and witchers protect us monsters.

Theo James voices our lead character Vesemir who was a mentor to the character than Henry Cavill plays. James brings an arrogant alpha male swag to the character. Hell, within the first fifteen minutes of the show, after kicking some monster ass, Vesemir’s selfish nature comes to light. Naturally, noble-born witch Tetra (Lara Pulver) sees this as an opportunity to rid the world of Witchers.

I do not want to go into much more detail than that, though, as I want the franchise fans to enjoy the spin-off prequel with no spoilers. However, I will point out the animation is glorious, the action is bloody good, and the voice work is solid. 

An already popular franchise comprised of books, video games, and a television series; The Witcher’s latest edition will please both fans and non-fans of the property.

Final Grade: B

The Witcher: Nightmare of The Wolf is available to stream on Netflix Monday, August 23rd. 

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