Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters ★★★

An irreverent twist on an old classic, with a wisely direct plot and some nifty action sequences to boot, ultimately disappoints as it leans on damsel-in-distress cliché. What's the point in having Gemma Arterton around if she doesn't get to kick ass? Let's have some of that in the inevitable sequel, please.