Written September 27, 2016
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 February 28, 2017
This movie proves, once and for all, that you can make a special-effects-heavy action movie out of anything. The children's tale of Hansel and Gretel seems like a likely candidate for story massacring, but it just doesn't work here. The witches are turned into magic-wielding villans who fly around and kill children for ritual sport. I sat back in my seat in amazement at how bad this movie was and yet no one in the theater was leaving, including myself. I supposed we were all glued to the seat with shock. There's no other explanation.
Written February 01, 2013
I enjoyed it a lot. You have to leave old "Aunt Martha" outside and let you inner kid enjoy it. Lots of Witch-Fu action scenes. Beautiful special effects and great characters. I'd love to see a sequel. I'll go back to see it in 3D if I get a chance. I'm just not paying $16+. They got to bring down those ticket prices. Very sparce attendence in the whole theater. Cut the ticket-prices and fill the theaters. But go see this one if you like fantasy adventures.
Written July 27, 2016
Last night, I agreed to go see Hansel & Gretel, reluctantly. Before going, I looked up the rottentomatoes page and saw it only got a 15 percent fresh rating. That's pretty bad. Even Van Helsing got a 22%. So, the bar was set pretty low.
I didn't hate the movie. It was entertaining and I don't consider it a total waste of money and time. The soundtrack was cheesy at times and the rest of the time it was techno/rock. The acting was alright. There's was nothing hugely moving about any of the performances. I really like the art direction. The look of the witches were pretty awesome. The troll reminder me of Bluto from Labryinth in his mannerisms and speech. The amount of gore and nudity was fine with me. As far as the plot is concerned, it wasn't terrible, but it wasn't anything groundbreaking.
I liked the movie more than I liked Van Helsing, definitely. I think it's something that can wait to rent on video.
Written January 19, 2017
I give this movie a C+ rating. Overall. this movie isn't for children, and is rather violent. I especially loved the opening credit graphics. The overall sound, visuals, and soundtrack were above average, as well as the amusing story plot. Go and see this!