Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
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.
Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
It's simply great fun, a winsome film and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags.
It’s fine. It's literally the definition of a fine movie. You’ve seen it before, you know every beat and outcome before the characters even do. Only question is how much escapism you’re looking for.
One of the worst ways to make a cult movie is to set out to make a cult movie.
Tons of fine ideas. nice visuals, superb and fun having and loving actors. This little movie is a hell of a joyride for everyone who likes to be entertained without using too much of his brain capacities ;) I really dunno too many movies in which the kindling and blowing up of witches looked more funnier. I guess this is the funniest of them all. I can only remember Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers to be more fun, but well, no witches but only vampires there...One word to describe Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters!? FUN.
It's fun violent, and nothing cheesy of what I would assume people expect. It's a juiced up version of all the old school ginger bread house flicks I would hear as a kid. Now with guns! It's a great way to evolve it into a fantasy action movie.... now sure what the category would be. It's fun, violent, funny, now all they need is a video game ....
I enjoyed this film and look forward to sequels with the same leads. Renner and Atterton get their parts just right. When you're dealing with witch hunting and using very modern upgrades on the weaponry of the time I think violence is going to be inevitable, but it isn't of the sadistic kind shown by Tarrantino. What could be reduced is the swearing. Both Renner and Atterton coming separately upon the original gingerbread house where the baddie has taken refuge and both saying "You've gotta be kidding" is funny and doesn't need 'fucking' inserted there. Sometimes it was appropriate, but more often it was dispensable - and why limit your audience by alienating people who are fine with violence but don't like gratuitous swearing?
Not as bad as I expected, but still pretty bad. Actually has a plot, which was the biggest surprise, and there is enough intrigue in it to keep the movie going. Rest is pretty silly: the modern technology and dialogue in a medieval setting, the predictable action sequences and over-the-top special effects.While Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner are good actors, they are miscast here. Both deserve something more serious, or polished at least. They both struggle to look convincing, as if they were going through the motions. Must be difficult for serious performers to apply themselves when the script is this farcical. Gemma Arterton does make the movie worth watching though...