Written January 29, 2013
The film “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” centers around the close knit duo of Hansel (played effortlessly by Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (played in an incredible way by Gemma Arterton). Both Hansel and Gretel are pretty much forced into a life of being witch hunters after they dare to eat from a secluded candy house in the forest. I enjoyed the fact that Hansel and Gretel were created as characters of a brother and sister who stand by each other through good and challenging times. Hansel and Gretel’s character evolutions are indirectly shaped by a discreet white witch named Mina (played in a heartfelt way by Pihla Viitala) and a troll named Edward. In all fairness, Famke Janssen also played her witch character in a convincing fashion and in a way that also helped strengthen the tight bond that Hansel and Gretel have. “Hansel and Gretel” is fine for those who are ok with watching films that mash fantasy and dark comedy in the plots.
Written January 27, 2013
I throught this movie was going to be bad turns out I was wrong it was completely great but wild and I had know That there mother was known as the white witch and growing up with grimm fairytales such as Hansel and Gretel and others(Yes I use to read Grimm Fairytales) this by far the wildest one yet.
Written December 19, 2014
Loved this movie. It had a great mixture of humor, horror, and action. They did a great job at telling the Hansel and Gretel fairytale. I liked the movie version better than the storybook version. I am not one to pay big bucks at theaters to watch a movie. But I had heard great things and now I agree...it was worth it!
Written February 09, 2013
This was a fun movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it. No Oscars here, but a rocking good time will be had. It's ripe for future adventures and I for one will buy those tickets.
Written February 09, 2013
It's a fun movie if you have a slightly morbid sense of humor. Beware though, when Hansel and Gretel kill a witch, the movie doesn't leave it to your imagination. You see all the blood and gore involved. So if you're squeamish when it comes to that kind of thing, you probably don't want to see this movie. However, if you grew up watching horror movies in all their bloody gory glory like I did, you'll likely find some of the kill scenes amusing. (Of course, this isn't a horror movie though.)
I thought the make-up on the evil witches was excellent and the troll was pretty cool. I loved the Grand Witch's costume as well. There's lots of action in the movie and it is indeed worth watching it in 3-D.