Written October 29, 2014
The movie is good when it came to special effects. But as a story line it was like growing up in the fast lane. Not enough there to justify the story.
Written November 24, 2014
Don't look for the cure to Cancer in this movie! It was fun, and a great take on Hansel and Gretel! Loved the action and the unique take on all new action fighters. I love the fact that they actually cussed in the movie and didn't try to weigh it down with old style speech. They actually say F**K!!! It's awesoime! It kept things fresh and fun. Definitely a good flick! Very entertaining!
Written January 27, 2013
I wanted to see this since I love action and fantasy. I was afraid that it would be a disappointment though. The movies was actually very good as it did not take it self too seriously with plenty of funny moments, and lots of great action. This may be too gory for younger viewers, but it is great for adults.
Written September 21, 2014
Hansel and Gretel didn't try too hard to be something it wasn't. A lot of fighting, action and gore with a not-too-surprising plot. The anachronistic weapons bothered my husband (a knowledgeable gun guy) but to me, it just fit the feel of the movie. Not for younger kids who will be terrified by the amazing CGI and make-up effects. The witches are visually terrifying and stunning.
Written October 24, 2014
Visually, the movie was pretty entertaining. I wouldn't go out my way to see it again as there are other movies coming out in the approaching weeks. It reminded me of the movie "Van Helsing" from a few years back but not as cheesy. Two things the film makers could've worked on a little more to make the movie a little less lightweight: first, the fight scenes. The fight choreographers could've at least come up with a fighting style that although is based on martial arts, should make the fighters (especially the lead characters) look more like experienced brawlers than martial arts masters. Some fight scenes looked like something out of a chop-sockey, period kung-fu movie. Next, is dialog. The movie would've greatly benefited using dialog/speech appropriate to the time period and location, even if only sparsely used. As for the target audience, I say 17 yrs. and up. Gretel drops the "F" bomb in a early scene and there was one scene with some nudity. Oherwise a rocking good time!