Nightmare of the Wolf: Animated Witcher Content = Better Witcher Content

Score: 6.8/10 From Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich comes the latest addition to the Netflix Witcher franchise, a brand new film titled Nightmare of the Wolf… and guess what, it’s animated!! With a lengthy gap existing between the releases of the first and second season of The Witcher, the Netflix live action adaptation of theContinue reading Nightmare of the Wolf: Animated Witcher Content = Better Witcher Content”

The Aesthetics of Brokilon Forest

By: Holly Ross The first picture we’re painted of Brokilon Forest, in the short story “Sword of Destiny”, is a grim one. The body of a dead teenage boy. A reputation of causing fear. Three warnings. Then two. Now one. These are the first we learn about the forest.  But this is not all thatContinue reading “The Aesthetics of Brokilon Forest”

Studio Mir: The Pen Behind the Film

By: Holly Ross Earlier this week, The Witcher’s animated prequel film, The Nightmare of the Wolf, was released on Netflix, and has so far received good to excellent reviews. As of the conception of this article, the movie boasts an impressive 100% on rotten tomatoes (based on 16 critics reviews) and has an audience ratingContinue reading “Studio Mir: The Pen Behind the Film”

In Defense of The Witcher’s Multiple Timelines

By: Holly Ross Episode 1 of The Witcher starts off by introducing us to Geralt in the midst of battle: his face pale and his eyes dark as he engages in combat with the kikimora. The episode then jumps straight into the first narrative of the story: a live-action retelling of “The Lesser Evil.” 12Continue reading “In Defense of The Witcher’s Multiple Timelines”

Of Monsters, Mythology and Men (Part One)

By Danielle Whitaker Netflix’s The Witcher adaptation features a horde of horrifying monsters both on-screen and off, from lore and myths all across the globe. Why are there so many contributions from so many different cultures instead of the run of the mill creatures that appear in most fantasy themes? What do these differences meanContinue reading “Of Monsters, Mythology and Men (Part One)”

The Witcher’s Complicated Views On Religion

By Benjamin Rose Meddlesome Priests In an early quest offering one of The Witcher 3’s characteristic statements on human vice and venality, Geralt is hired by a priest of the Eternal Fire, the state religion of Novigrad, to burn corpses on the battlefields of Velen to rid the land of necrophages whose existence is offensiveContinue reading “The Witcher’s Complicated Views On Religion”

Elder Speech and How Fantasy Immerses Us Through Language

By: Holly Ross An epic fantasy isn’t an epic fantasy without at least one world-specific language. Whether it be the language of the elves, the language of the gods, or the language of the enemy kingdom from the other side of the world, it isn’t uncommon for a fantasy series to come along with aContinue reading “Elder Speech and How Fantasy Immerses Us Through Language”

The Witcher And Warfare

By Benjamin Rose White Orchard The Witcher 3 begins with a ferocious battle. With Foltest dead, Nilfgaard has invaded the Kingdom of Temeria and laid it to waste. As Yennefer rushes headlong through a battlefield in the opening cinematic, the forces of Nilfgaard and Temeria slaughter each other in pitched combat. Yet when Geralt awakensContinue reading “The Witcher And Warfare”