Written January 26, 2013
If you're seeing this movie purely for entertainment then you are already on the right track. Its definitely a different take on the Grimm's tale but its a good one. I love Jeremy Renner and he doesn't disappoint in this film. But I think Gemma's Gretal overshadows him. She was really good in this movie and fun to watch. One dim spot is that its predictable but you sort of forget that with all the action scenes. At least until you get to the end and then you're like, "Oh yeah....I knew that would happen". But, they leave it open for a sequel that I will definitely watch. I just might wait for it on DVD instead of the theater experience.
Written July 28, 2014
This movie is so fun!! Yes, the premiss is ridiculous, but it is well executed and doesn't take itself to seriously. Honestly, I don't understand why Jeremy Renner is being shoved down our throats in every other movie and role but he does all right in this one! And Gemma Arterton is great!!! And everything is better with Famke Janssen!!! Just wish she was in more of the movie! The story is interesting and fun and the cinematography is very well done!! Yes, the language is extreme for the time period and most of the weapons could not possibly have existed, but are you really looking at this movie as a true period piece?? Get over yourselves, and go see it!! You'll have a good time and we could all use a little more fun right now!!
Written July 26, 2014
The movie was a bit corny and the witches were a little over the top, but it was entertaining.
The movie does not seem to take itself too seriously. The witch fights were fast paced. I thought the witches were too exaggerated for my liking, but all in all it was entertaining.
A short review, but thats really all there is - fighting witches.
Written August 01, 2014
I don't understand why some movies get such low ratings from critics. Its almost as if its not a "life-affirming" movie or if its not the new types of movies that make you wonder what the hell the movie was even about-the critics don't like it.
This movie isn't an award-winning movie by any means but that doesn't mean it isn't entertaining. Its a very neat twist on an old fairy tale. The cast is great & the story is fun. It's what its meant to be....just 90 minutes of entertainment. It has action, suspense, love, witchcraft & a** kicking. I enjoyed it. It isn't for little kids b/c of nudity but it is worth a watch if you like these types of movies! Enjoy!!
Written July 25, 2014
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.