We all know the bedtime story of Hansel and Gretel. At least, we THOUGHT we knew.
Director and writer Tommy Wirkola has given a classic bedtime tale a new twist.
It’s fifteen years later, after Hansel and Gretel have defeated the witch that tried to eat them as children. The siblings are now bounty hunters who track down and kill witches all over the world, which proves to be incredibly easy as they are, for some unbeknownst reason, immune to evil magic. Hansel, however, struggles with a “sugar curse,” and has to inject himself daily with insulin.
Mayor Englemann of Augsburg, Germany has hired the siblings to locate and rescue a number of children who have disappeared and are believed to have been taken by witches.
These are the top five main characters of the film!The dynamic between the cast is incredible. They really have done an excellent job becoming their characters. It’s easy to sit back and really let yourself believe the story.
As you can see already, there is a ton of leather going on. There’s leather, more leather, and then there’s a naked Jeremy Renner; alas, all you can see is his chest! However, his chest is incredible, and made all the ladies in the audience have to fan themselves.
GRAPHICS, SOUND, AND EDITING
Everything was incredibly well-put together. That’s about all I can say. Both my husband and I were incredibly impressed with everything. Which by the way, doesn’t ever happen. We always have something to say, and something to critique, but ladies and gents, here I sit. For the first time being married to a film critic, we are both very pleased and happy with everything!
They spared nothing! Dramatic music, lots of gore, smooth transitions, and incredibly balanced audio that is mixed amazingly with the soundtrack.
I loved this movie. LOVED LOVED LOVED it. It’s full of that good ol’ campy humor, heads getting ripped off, violence, gore, and, if you watch it in 3D, there are a number of projectiles that get hurled at you that make you jump and cower at how real and close to your face it actually feels.
Add in those amazing sound effects they added, and it’s quite the experience and really just leaves you breathless, full of adrenaline, and ready for more. Not to mention all those amazing suprises in store that I’m not going to reveal to you! (What? Don’t cry, I have to give you SOMETHING to look forward to!)
This isn’t a movie for children. The film is rated R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity, and language. It runs about one hour and forty minutes. There aren’t any secret scenes at the end of the credits, but watching the credits in 3D is worth sticking around for.
With awesome action scenes and great chemistry between the cast, I had to give this movie an A+.