Reviews and Problems with Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters
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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Sound & Vision Magazine
24 October 2013
Excerpt: The 3D sports superb clarity and depth of field with only minute instances of halos or ghosting in the darker scenes. Foreground and background delineation is excellent, particularly in the forest sequences with hovering tree branches and foliage.
Excerpt: We all know the fairytale of Hansel & Gretel, how as little children they were left behind in the forest, found a house made of candy, inhabited by a witch who wanted to make them fat and then eat them, and how they finally managed to beat her and escape.
Excerpt: When I first saw the trailers for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters , I had to chuckle. I mean we all think of the classic children’s story with them eating candy from a house made of it, right? In truth, this scene is actually in the movie, but it’s of little consequence.
Excerpt: Going into Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters , I expected the worst. With the trend of updating fairy tale stories and classic children’s books in a dark and moody style, I expected another meaningless movie with little to no story and/or characters worth anyone’s time.
Conclusion: 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' isn't the best re-imagining of a classic tale, but it's a hell of lot more fun, memorable and likable than most of the others. It not only adds wit and charm to the playfully violent twist of the Brothers Grimm story, but it's absolutely entertaining.
Summary: The acting was good across the board for the most part, my one performance issue being with Peter Stormare, who I believe was terribly underutilized in this film. Renner and Arterton were great, though their different accents made belief in them being siblings slightly difficult, their performances...
Excerpt: Orphaned by their parents and taking their survivalist witch burning as a career calling, Hansel & Gretel grow up to blow off heads, splatter brains, and sever limbs of witches they so despise.
Conclusion: The fantasy horror action comedy Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters offends much less than a film so poorly reviewed typically does. That's because while it is a dumb movie aspiring to little more than graphic splatters and profane one-liners,