Written October 27, 2014
This movie was a lot of fun. It was definitely in the Van Helsing style. Modern action and language set in the past. It's something I personally like, but it's not for everyone. Gretel is definitely hott and sassy.
Written October 28, 2014
Good action, has comical parts to it, actors did a good job but the backside nudity and some un-needed language...let's face it, back in that time period I don't think that the 'f' bomb would have been part of the language of the day...keeps me from suggesting an automatic go or must go. I was entertained and dismayed at the same time. The movie would have been just as good, if not better, without the nudity and language.
Written September 19, 2014
I ENJOYED THE MOVIEN VERY MUCH. IT WAS GREAT AND FILLED WITH ACTION. I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT FOR SMALL CHILDREN OR CHILDREN UNDER 13, THE VIOLENCE IS VERY GRAPHIC.
Written September 21, 2014
Special effects, make-up, fantasy, lots of action, cinematography make this a very good movie by MGM/Paramount. Metro Goldwyn Mayer has been the best, or one of the best, along with Warner Bros. and 21st Century Fox for many, many years.
Written September 30, 2014
My prediction: Hansel & Gretel will not be nominated for Best Picture. That said, it is and over-the-top, entertaining and action packed good time. This is by far the most interesting and inspiring portrayal of witches since the Wizard of Oz. The fight scenes are fast-paced and incredibly well done. My only complaints are that 1) towards the end it seems a bit rushed, and 2) there could have been more relationship and chemistry established between Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton). Arterton totally steals the show with by alternating her foul mouth and blunt wit with lilting girliness and vulnerability.