Written January 28, 2013
"Hansel & Gretel - Witch Hunters" was, well, bad. Bad as in: I didn't like any of the main characters; the story was thin as ice; it didn't know whether to be a tongue-in-cheek parody or a serious horror thriller (it was neither). The only character I could relate to and felt anything for was Edward the CG troll. He should have his own movie.
Written February 04, 2013
Was good especially since we were the only ones in the theater!! The special effects were really good, there is only one part that I thought was cheesy and you will notice it if you go to see the movie.
Written August 20, 2014
The only reason to see it in theater is to see 3-D, it does help but there's just not enough of it for me to make it worth it, there are a few really good uses though. Cant hurt to wait for Blu-Ray.
Its fun but overall they the mix matched accents and light tone just take me out of the movie a bit, not to mention the machine guns. The gore is present but nowhere near what I thought from reading reviews. For me it was really hard to concentrate on anything but Gemma Arteron, she's so amazing.
Written August 28, 2014
Good acting, story, effects, and very good 3D. Only annoying thing was the use of 20th century slang in a 19th century story taking place, for the most part, in the area of Augsburg, Germany. Other anachronisms, such as an apparent use of insulin injections (seriously!) had nothing much to do with the story until the---well, you'll see why they contrived that whole thing without really needing to...
You'll see some Van Helsing-influenced gadgetry and, as you would expect, some Brothers Grimm imagery, but it's great. Well worth the money and the 85 minutes watching. Beware that the shortness of the film means that you're going to suffer twenty minutes worth of previews, etc., before the movie starts...
Written December 20, 2014
Pure entertainment...why do the critics ALWAYS fail to note this value? Yes...the script could have been a wee bit better, but isn't that always the case? The cast was fantastic, especially Jeremy and Famke. Have noticed his excellence since first seeing his heroic part in 28 Weeks Later...then Avengers, and now this one. Moral: don't pay too much attention to the critics if indeed you watch movies for their entertainment value. The 3D made it even better! Jim