Written July 24, 2016
This was a fun movie and added a nice twist to the "Hansel and Gretel" story we have all heard and read. We have a brother and a sister who are on a mission to take down every witch there is in the area who are taking the children from the local town. They have seen it all, they have witnessed it, and now they must band together with the locals to stop the evil from spreading. You have blood, guts, action, and romance!! It is set in a town in the 1700's and has beautiful scenery. If you want a fun story, go check out this new flick. The acting isn't the best, but that shouldn't stop you from buying a ticket. I enjoyed it and will buy it once it comes out in DVD. Go see it in 3-D! Everybody loves guts and bullets coming at you on screen. Keep the kiddies at home, there is nudity and way too much violence. Fun movie!
Written July 27, 2016
My husband and I went to see this for a belated Valentines date movie and both enjoyed it. Unlike some of the other reviewers, we weren't looking for a serious period piece--heck, it's Hansel and Gretel, for goodness sake. The humor was campy and the violence was certainly not appropriate for the younger set (my seven year old will NOT be seeing this movie). That being said, it had a steampunk vibe similar to Van Helsing, lush landscape, and gorgeous actresses that certainly served as eye candy. All in all, a fun romp that made for a great night out.
Written August 27, 2016
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 29, 2016
I thought this was an entertaining viewpoint on what happened to Hansel and Gretel when they grew up. Movie uses lots of modern language..no "thees and thous" and some pretty cool weapons. Still is a good vs evil..might be a little intense for younger kids, as the R rating is deserved. The humor also makes it enjoyable, and good does conquer evil.
Written August 24, 2016
What could have been a fun, interesting twist on the fairy tale became a graphic gore-fest a la Freddie Kruger. There is no point in talking about acting, plots or anything else. I am not particularly squeamish and I found it hard to watch. If movie making has come to this people will stay home and rent something, anything, better.