Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

I finally got my action flick fix this season...and can I tell ya...WITCHES ARE 'In'!!!!

The Blurb from IMDb: 
In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. Actors: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton

So get this, I had no real expectations for this film. I wanted to see it because hey, I like Fairy Tales, I like action and I love the twisted. Oh, and Hansel = Spicy Hot Male goodness :-D

I took my family with me, a 15yr old, my husband, my son who's 18yrs old and little ole me. It started off with a brief retelling of Hansel and Gretel being taken into the woods by their 'father'. He blows out the candle and these poor kiddies fall prey to the lure of a candy covered house. Inside is the witch who tries to fatten up poor little Hansel so she (and let me tell you this chick put the 'UG' in UGLY) could eat them. For some reason her fire blast of magic doesn't hurt them.

After that update, these two are a mean, lean, action packed, witch - killing team. I LOVED IT! Sure the plot was skimpy but it gave just enough of a twist on an old tale to make it interesting. The action was fun. Now the weapons...they seemed off in that some fit in the 'time period' and some didn't, but it didn't distract me from the action, the tale and the shear fun of it all.

When this movie was over, a lot of people just hung around. The credits were like sneaking an extra piece of chocolate before you go. I gave this baby a 4 out of 5 twitches since the plot could've had more punch. My 15yr gave it  a 5 out of 5 twitches. My jaded 18yr old and husband gave it a 3 out of 5 twitches since they got a little hung up on the 'weapons' not fitting or the fight moves being unrealistic. (Just so you know, there is some mild nudity and bloody violence)


Alexia561 said...

Great review! I don't think the weapons would bother me, but can see why a guy would pick up on that. I want to see this one partly for the interesting twist on an old fairytale and partly because Hansel IS spicy hot male goodness! *L*

Dan O. said...

Good review LM. The movie feels like the recycled parts of other unsuccessful action fantasy mixed with a few curse words. It never really seems to work.