Written August 27, 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.
Written February 12, 2013
I didn't really think I could enjoy a movie about a fairy tale like this, but I really did enjoy this one. Although, it's not scary at all. Pure action. A good watch if you want some gore and violence!
Written February 20, 2013
Snow White and the Huntsman and Red Riding Hood were done better. Still, turn off the brain for 2 hours, enjoy the eye candy and see it at a 2nd run theater if you can.
Easy paycheck for the cast, normally I fully enjoy the work they do...the performances are bored, phoned-in and cheesy.
Maybe that's the point. Anyway, the gore scenes were well done.
Written February 10, 2013
This is no Fairy btale for the kids. Awesome action, gruesome violence and even some brief nudity. If you like action movies, this is a must go.
Written February 09, 2013
Okay, if you like movies such as the Resident Evil franchise and the Expendables (obviously I'm talking to mostly the men) then is is a good action movie. There aren't amazing fight scenes like in the Expendables (the first one, not the second one--though the knife fight with Stratham was okay). but the fights are clever and bloody.
Its a good movie to watch if you don;t want to think.