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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Classic tale. New twist.
After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches... their past.
.....wait a second.......wasn't I supposed to hate this?
I am not a big fan of Hollywood's need to revamp all these classic fairytales. Most of them are excellent and grim stories to begin with, so why change that?
Take the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel for example. It's a story about child abuse, cannibalism and horrific murder. That in itself is more than enough, right? But no, riding on Snow White's coattails we now have the story of Hansel and Gretel post traumatic candy cottage experience.
This shouldn't work and plot wise it doesn't. It is somewhat uninspired and therefore doesn't really hold any surprises. It also has a couple of bizarre ideas that aren't really fleshed out enough (Hansel's…
Director, Tommy Wirkola, created a fun and trashy B-movie in the form of Nazi zombie comedy, Dead Snow. Disappointingly, his first film in Hollywood is nowhere near as enjoyable. In fact it is downright awful and an embarrassment for all those involved. There has been a recent surge in revisionist fairy tale adaptations but unfortunately they have all been disappointing for various reasons and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters may well be the worst of the bunch.
Wirkola’s film takes the classic Brothers Grimm story of siblings lost in the woods, gingerbread houses and a cannibal witch and twists it into a cheap and bombastic action movie devoid of interesting characters or compelling set pieces. Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner play…
It seems that nowadays directors tend to create horror films based on real events, famous novels and fairy tales and basically misrepresent them by giving them a new storyline and a ridiculous, yet funny layer of gory action and badass kills.
Seeing an adaptation of the acclaimed fairy tale published by the Brothers Grimm in the hands of the Norwegian director sounded like something cool. The premise of seeing the famous siblings (Hansel & Gretel) fighting witches as grown ups in a horror film sounded like something I would wholeheartedly enjoy. Yet, the execution of this promising concept wasn't particularly the best since this was an obvious Hollywood production.
As the director, Tommy Wirkola had moments to shine and moments of…
This is an unpretentious movie that knows what it is, a ridiculous, gory action fantasy that tries hard to be fun. The only problem is it's not that fun. Between a lazy script, exposition overkill, choppy transition of scenes and a redundant feel to the whole thing, the fun is sucked out of it almost completely. The violence is intriguingly bloody, gory and excessive while the action scenes are cool but they're repetitive and soon their coolness wears off. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton are good and do their best under the circumstances but fun is not the first thing that comes in mind when their names are mentioned. Famke Janssen as the evil witch is terrible in terms of…
Admittedly, there is something to be said about a hyper-violent, comic book-like concept involving grownup fairy tale characters. In the case of "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," however, that concept is all there is and the resulting film is one of the weakest studio efforts of 2013.
"Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" takes the titular characters, turns them into adults, and sets them free to hunt witches in the quasi-central European countryside. That is all. There is very little story, zero character development, and no thematic weight on which to comment. The film is empty headed and soulless.
The sets, costumes, and props are at once interesting but plastic-looking, and the cinematography, score, and acting offer nothing extraordinary. The leads, Jeremy Renner…
Most of the running time of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters I was in awe of what I was seeing. Then I remembered this was 2013, and this has become the norm.
The "plot" moves incredibly fast and rarely takes an opportunity to breathe. This would be okay if it looked like the cast was having fun (Similar to how it worked for Joe Carnahan's The A-Team), but neither of the leads, or even the supporting cast look like they're having a lot of fun, and thus, none of the fun the filmmakers want it to have really translates.
Hansel & Gretel isn't boring, but it was a waste of my time…
This reminded me of The Brothers Grimm and Jack the Giant Slayer with a splash of Stephen Sommers Van Helsing. So in other words Awesome!
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Hansel & Gretel:Witch Hunters
This film is a tonal mess of insanity and I love it so much. I would not begrudge anyone who hated it but it worked for me on every level because as it jumped from tone to tone it never bored me and I did not find it off putting, the film goes from a winking at the audience comedy to a horribly violent horror action movie all in seconds and it's wrapped up nicely in a fairy tale setting. Yes it's a stupid idea but director Tommy Wirkola has fun with it and takes every set piece seriously, this movie has great action and awesome amounts of gore, even more gore in the unrated cut by the way. High recommend if this weird idea of a film sounds good to you but if you think it looks and sounds dumb then it's not for you.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
So yeah talking about Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, I remember I bought this flick ages ago to watch in 3D, but then found out that the 3D is the censored version. Where is the fun in that? 2D rewatch it is then!
While in no way high art, Dead Snow’s Tommy Wirkola understands the inherent ridiculousness of these revisionist projects and uses that as the main driving force for his narrative. The movie never seems to take place in a single time, or place, as it sees Hansel and Gretel not fattened up and eaten by witches, but instead surviving that encounter, slaying the witch and making a career out of it. They have an arsenal with so many gadgets…
my cousin made me watch this and i fell asleep like 3 times i don't know if it was because of the movie or because i didn't take a nap earlier but probably it's the first option
I love how they redo a fairytale in an Action-Fantasy movie style. Although the Fairytale itself is still better, this movie is worth seeing.
Cause making time to hunt witches is a good idea....
$3.96 Black Friday 3D Blu. Hard R-rated witch hunting movie. Lots of fun for me. Great 3d effects and pretty brutal. I liked it more this time than the theatre IMO.
A poorly acted, horrendously shot, and hysterically atrocious 3D cinematic piece of garbage with three completely different acts. The first-third is nearly funnier than Tommy Wiseau's "The Room", the second-third has its moments of unintentional hilarity, however the pacing starts to drag and becomes much less entertaining, and the third act is unfunny, boring, annoying, tasteless, and painful to watch. It might be So Bad Its Good/10, but I am leaning closer 1.5/5. Immediately see the first act, and then stop it.
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