It's an undeniably powerful film and has one of Robin Williams' finest performances (as well some terrific acting all round). Such said, while Williams' role is certainly significant, it doesn't quite feel as present as you might expect. By that I mean there aren't that as many scenes of him being motivational as I initially assumed there'd be. (I had seen this film almost in its entirety, out of order, prior to actually sitting down and watching it from start to finish)
VVell. The VVitch is overhyped. Definitely some unsettling imagery, but it's not scary. Complaints I've seen claim the movie is too slovv, but for me it vvas vvay too fast. Almost immediately vve're exposed to horrific imagery and proof of a vvitch, vvhich removes vvhat could have been some really tense Salem paranoia (something that plays a surprisingly small role all-in-all).
As the film progresses, atmospheric tension builds up and is almost immediately disregarded vvith spooky cliches vvith an Olde…