While I’m not a magic guy, I love a good action scene, and Witch delivers. I especially love the way Ridley and Lucy lurk in the background, sometimes making hilarious threats or failing to understand human behavior. And then when there’s danger, they become these terrifying avatars of violence. They go from being come relief to just absolutely wrecking dudes without warning, and I love it.
There are good emotional turns in Witch – it’s not all monsters tearing witch hunters apart. The cast is well-realized and engaging. It’s a great piece of work, especially when a character who seems to be a joke turns out to be important. I really liked it, even with my aversion to magic.