Written August 30, 2016
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
Written June 29, 2016
I loved it. It was a refreshing new twist on an old story. I did not expect the twist that came later in the movie. Full of action and a great escape.
Written December 10, 2016
The special effects were great. The story was a bit too easy to figure out. It seemed to take too long to show that Gretel was in line to become a white witch.
I loved the brooms and the effects showing how the witches cast spells on their victims.
Written January 26, 2013
Not the Fairy Tale your Mother told to you, IT's BETTER!!!!!!! This movie is the perfect combination of Action and Drama with a sprinkle of Comedy to create a Magical Mystical nightmare world for adults.The storyline draws you in and the acting keeps you waiting for the next twist of terror. The cinematography in 3D is of stellar quality.This movie makes me hope for a sequel.
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.