Written November 30, 2014
Even with low expectations, Hansel & Gretel is corny, simple, predictable, and poorly acted.
A few good one liners and action scenes are overridden by bad one liners, repetitive fight scenes, and really, really bad CGI. I also don't think thigh thick branches of wood are supposed to flop as if they are made of rubber.
The only redeeming quality of this movie is the R rating that keeps it from being a total snore fest. Pass on this one.
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Written June 01, 2014
Very entertaining. This movie was exactly what I thought it would be, nothing more, nothing less. Its fast pace kept me interested from beginning to end. Also, I absolutely love everything in 3D IMAX.
Written July 26, 2014
The title says it all, there should be no doubt about what this movie is about. I enjoyed the characters including the troll. The plot is predictable but that's to be expected. Lots of action, decent special effects and witches are dispatched with extreme prejudice. It was an entertaining movie and I'm looking forward to the sequel.
Written December 19, 2014
Good movie a little jumpy with the IMAX 3D look likes its right in your face. Action pack most definitely it's a good movie to see my family and I really enjoyed it.
Written September 15, 2014
Hansel and Gretel stalls somewhere in the land between comic farce and lack luster story telling.
Character development of the two "heroes" is so spotty that your legs will be tired from all of the leaps of faith you have to make.
The witches are all about their face makeup... they must have all worked in a plaster of paris plant prior to coming on set for their camera calls.
The overall story line had a great deal of potential, but this execution kills more than witches - it kills any audience appeal it might have had.
Don’t waste your time or money. Even the theatre's popcorn can't save your evening.