Friday, June 21, 2013

REWIND REVIEW: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton


January 25, 2013

Tommy Wirkola

Paramount Pictures

1 hour 28 minutes



Ok, why this film got a lot of bad reception when it came out is beyond me.  When a movie is produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, and is called 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,' are you actually going to try to take it seriously?  This is a movie that shows what happened after Hansel and Gretel burned the witch in her oven.  In the mind of Tommy Wirkola, they became badass witch hunters who are fearless and loyal to one another.  When a clan of witches are getting ready for a big night in a witch lifetime, it's up to the brother/sister duo to stop them and keep the world safe once more.  If parents go out and rent this movie for their kids, well they'll be in for a surprise.  Not only is this movie fairly heavy on the cussing, but almost every scene features insane bloodshed that will make any action fan go giddy in their seat.

This is far from a perfect movie, and it will probably be forgotten once 2013 ends, but for the most part, this is a fun movie to watch.  It never tries to take itself seriously, and the violent/gory situations portrayed in the film are so much fun to watch.  Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, and the rest of the cast all seemed to be having fun playing these characters.  It might fall into the typical cliches of any modern movie, and some of the characters are either flat or underdeveloped, but those are only minor complaints.  This is a great movie to watch with a bunch of buddies on a Saturday night while bored and are just looking for something fun to watch.  'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' overall is a fun movie that may find a life now that it's on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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