Reviews and Problems with Hansel and Gretel (2007)
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Not quite Hansel & Gretel. Better!
7 December 2013
Summary: I enjoyed this more than I expected. If you are wanting a slasher horror no brain film then this will disappoint. However if you want an unusual film with a good story that is different then rent this. Obviously subtitled so if you have issues with reading then avoid...
Summary: This is a Korean horror film loosely based on the fairy tale. The story starts with a man who crashes his car while arguing on the phone with his girlfriend. He wakes at night in a forest and is led by a young girl to a mysterious house. From there is gets weird and more than a little creepy. It's an excellent film, like most good horror films it relies on creepiness and suggestion rather than gore. It';s well acted, especially the kids and it's well filmed.
Summary: Beautiful cinematography, a very creepy film that manages to attain the balance between fear, gore and emotion for the characters. Excellent acting from all involved. All in all, a very quirky little horror film that more people should watch!
Summary: This isn't the latest silly Hollywood blockbuster but a strange South Korean gothic horror / fantasy take on the classic fairy tale from a few years ago. It's perhaps a bit too long for this kind of movie as it does drag in places and it seems to take forever to get to the inevitable back story flashback to explain the situation that the cast of characters find themselves in but it does still manage to keep your attention, possibly because it is just so weird!
Summary: One of my first operas alongside La Boheme and La Traviata, I can't help but have a lot of fondness for Hansel Und Gretel. The story and characters are wonderful, as is the folksy and sometimes Wagnerian-sounding music. If introducing opera to younger audiences, Hansel Und Gretel is a good introduction I think, Die Zauberflote(The Magic Flute, if done in a way to accommodate them) is another as well.
Summary: This film sounded so very promising, moulding itself along the likes of The Orphanage or Pan's Labyrinth. Unfortunately it never delivers, after one and a half hours of waiting for something exciting or surprising to happen I came to the realisation that this was just one of those films that aspires to be something, but never reaches it's goal. The dialogue is drawn out and pretentious, the acting is weak, but visually it is beautifully photographed.