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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…
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…
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…
Mi crítica para Inferno, tal cual:
Me gustaría que absolutamente nadie de los presentes tuviera una idea errónea acerca de las intenciones y resultados de la primera película americana de Tommy Wirkola: es un film que, por comparación, convierte a Abraham Lincoln: Cazador de Vampiros en una entrada pulcra y aséptica entrada de la Enciclopedia Británica sobre el histórico presidente. El nivel de furia visual, desvergüenza estética y delirio argumental de esta adaptación chiflada del cuento infantil es tal que, como muy adecuadamente la definió nuestro amigo y maestro Noel Ceballos, «estallan más cabezas durante sus 86 minutos que durante todo el cine de 2012». Hansel & Gretel: Cazadores de Brujas es, pues, un divertimento extremadamente violento y macabro, en el…
Let the girl go or I'm gonna blow your sheriff's brains all over these fucking hillbillies!
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is an alternative take on the story of Hansel & Gretel. It features the brother and sister team as bounty hunters who hunt witches. This version is definitely not a story for children.
With lines like the one I quoted above it's obvious this film is meant to be good cheesy fun. It's full of gory kills and silly one liners. While it's obviously not meant to be taken seriously it doesn't work well enough as a parody to make it a good film. Jeremy Renner who plays Hansel, seemed out of place in this type of film. I mean…
Who doesn’t know the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel, where two kids wander of in the woods and find a house of candy? It’s actually one of my favorite fairytales and I always like fairytale retellings. Director Tommy Wirkola decided to tell this old story with a twist.
The story starts out the way we know it, but the kids Hansel and Gretel grow up to be heroes, witch hunters. And they’re pretty good at it.
Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton are believable as a brother and sister and have the “it’s us against the world” mentality. When I looked at the style of the film, the clothing, it made me think of the movie “Van Helsing” (2004): leather…
Este filme não é ruim quanto o seu trailer anunciava. Uma homenagem aos contos dos irmãos Grimm, tem momentos que chegam a ser divertidos de tão previsíveis. Não me parece um filme mal feito: sua montagem é sem sobras, e dentro do que se propõe atinge seu objetivo. A dupla central, Jeremy Renner e Gemma Arterton, também é competente e em nenhum momento leva o roteiro na simples brincadeira, como poderia acontecer.
It doesn’t matter how I feel, or how you feel. This film is getting a sequel. The tales of Hansel and Gretel will continue, you can sleep easy. It’s the new Underworld. The thing is, the first Underworld was actually pretty good. The sequels devolved, but the original was a good starting point. This franchise? The original isn’t solid enough to launch a thousand ships.
Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) are witch hunters (Duh) who are brought to a small village after most of their children are taken by witches. They investigate the situation, and find out that the head witch behind this (Famke Janssen) has some seriously dubious plans, involving her ability to not be affected by…
I really procrastinating seeing this movie. I listened to the hype machine that labelled this a crap movie. Camp and Crap are not the same thing. This movie makes me yearn for the days when the greats like Raimi and Jackson were breaking out into the world using puppetry and ropes.
I enjoy a good CGI spectacle, but a movie that makes you laugh and cringe at the same time is something to behold and cherish. This movie is steller, a must see and a must enjoy movie.
And to learn that it was the same director that did Dead Snow, just made me Happier.
Digna sucesora espiritual del Van Helsing de Sommers (os recuerdo que tiene el mejor Drácula de la historia). Chorra, sangrienta y divertidísima. La típica película que odian los usuarios de filmaffinity, y no querréis ser uno de ellos.
I really enjoyed this movie for some reason
We decided to watch this one last night. I know a lot of people don't like this kind of film where they mix action and horror together... but it is a genre I have always liked. And this film is no different. While I wouldn't say it is the best I have seen in the genre... I definitely enjoyed it quite a bit. This film has an interesting take on an old story and the cast all did a great job. I also was happy they didn't feel the need to make this a 2+ hour movie... like a lot of films are anymore. Anyway... definitely recommended.
This is a mindless action piece. We watched it for Jeremy Renner, whom we liked from Avengers. And, he's pretty cool in this. Now, this is a "turn your brain off" kind of film, there's no hidden message, no deep philosophical bent, just a lot of action and blood and gore. It's also pretty entertaining.
On top of that, it's also just about the best representation of a D&D adventure I've ever seen. It's kinda steampunk with the tech, and it's not afraid to crack some jokes, but it's your basic "adventurers come to town, get hired for job, find out job is more complicated than thought, make friends & enemies in town, eventually take out bad guys" D&D adventure.
So, recommended for fans of D&D or if you want a mindless action film with horror elements.
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