Review – ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ (2013)

Revenge is sweeter than candy.

Revenge is sweeter than candy.

 

The trend for super hero films appears to be passing. We are now seeing fairy tale adaptations being released.  Hansel and Gretel;  Witch Hunters is the newest of such adaptations.  Reminiscent of ‘The Brothers Grimm,’ depicts the life and times of two of our most cherished fairy tale characters as adults.

Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton

Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton

With Abe Lincoln being a Vampire Hunter, why not have Hansel and Gretel be Witch Hunters. Filled with gore and CGI, the film compensates it’s lack of sentiment and character building with flashy kills and spells.

Jeremy Renner and Pilha Viitala

Jeremy Renner and Pilha Viitala

‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” is written and directd by Tommy Wirkola, director of cult favorite ‘Dead Snow.’ Following up with another dark comedy, Wirkolka doesnt quite seem to capture the same punch and edgy feel with ‘Hansel and Gretel’ as he did with ‘Dead Snow.’  “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton with Famke Janssen, of ‘X-Men’ fame, as Muriel the Witch.

Famke Janssen

Famke Janssen

Bring the kids and their friends. Hansel and Gretel is more laughs than scares.

Two and a half Centipede segment:

 Trailer:

Be Sociable, Share!