I have to say that I have just eaten up everything Witcher-related that Netflix has done up to this point! The TV series is awesome so when I heard an animated movie was in the works, I was very intrigued. I was even more intrigued when I found out that it would be Vesemir, Geralt’s mentor that would be the main character.
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The Movie Review
What is really cool about The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is that this is not the same Vesemir we know from the show. Well, it is the same Vesemir, but he is much younger and we the earlier days of him becoming a Witcher. Finding out more about this character was not something I knew I wanted until this movie become a thing.
He is voiced by the talented Theo James and the actor does a great job of bringing him to life. He is trying to make money and live a good life as a witcher, but after saving a child, he encounters something rather strange about the beast that he slew. This leads him on a quest to put a stop to a new threat that has it in for the witchers.
These new monsters that are appearing are starting to make the townsfolk question the witchers. Some are saying that it is the witchers who are creating these monsters so that they can make money by getting rid of them. It is a pretty cool and intriguing conspiracy-style plot here that has a few fun twists and turns along the way.
I really liked the way that we have this main adventure that Vesemir is on in the present, well past, but you know what I mean. However, we also get flashbacks to his life before and that is very cool to see. He was already a character I liked, but getting to see him be more fleshed out in this manner was something that was really cool. It really does work well as a prequel to the show.
The quality of the movie is just fantastic. The animation in The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is great; it has some epic action scenes that will have you on the edge of your seat. I also liked how the running time was around the 90-minute mark. For the story that they were telling here that run time was perfect.
It kept things moving at a brisk pace, but I never felt like they were skipping over anything. I also think the fact that the animation and the art, in general, are so well done that you do get to feel a lot of emotion from the characters. Plus, the excellent voice acting does a great job of bringing them to life.
I have to say that I was entertained by this movie from start to end. If you have enjoyed the world of The Witcher that Netflix has brought to life so far, you are going to have a great time with The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. It is a prequel, but I do feel you have to watch the TV show first to truly appreciate this and how good it is.