Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and... View more >
strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language
Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen... View more >
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
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The movie asked what if the Brother Grimm were born in the 20th Century and got into the graphic novel business. As a result, this movie was made. The film tell of how Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Genna Arterton)defeated the wich, they they became witch huters as they enter adulthood. Yes there are lots of gore in the movie, but the violence didn't overwhem the movie. I like the look of this movie and how Hansel and Gretel take care of business with the bad witches inb the area. The movie is also in 3D, but I'd rather see it in 2D. Even if I see the movie in 3D, I still would like the movie anyway.
This is an awesome movie which makes you think and to see the good and the bad in things we don't understand. It is action packed, sometimes gory and some revealing content, but the story line is great. One of the best movies I seen this year, or in the last year.
I went into watching this movie with semi-low expectations. Judging from the trailers and videos I saw, I expected a gory take on the Grimm fairy tale foundation, with some humor thrown in for good measure.
All in all, I thought the movie was pretty good. It fulfilled my expectations with a good mix of action, humor, and witchery. The Netflix rental was the Unrated cut, so I'm not sure how the version I watched differs from the theatrical release, but this one isn't for the kiddies. There's enough violence to make them wince, and even an oddly-placed scene of nudity that seemed more for hitting a rating mark than a necessary part of the movie.
Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton do a great job at portraying the brother and sister with a severely messed-up childhood who took their experience and embraced it by going after witches as a career. Renner has the dry humor and the chops to deal with the action scenes, and Arterton has the perfect blend of sex appeal and intelligence, and is certainly no slouch in the fight scenes, either.
This movie was released in 3D, but I watched it in 2D and didn't feel as though I was missing anything. It didn't seem as though there were many scenes that shouted "look at this 3D effect" which is a good thing, but as with so many movies, I don't think seeing it in 2D spoiled the experience at all.
When the credits rolled, I was left with the feeling that I could definitely be up for watching a second installment of the Witch Hunters' adventures. I'm not sure that will happen, but the fact that I had that feeling tells me that the movie was definitely enjoyable and worth watching.
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