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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – A crazy Trip


Category: Action/Fantasy
Actors: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen
Duration: 88 min
Rated: R

You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), Red Riding Hood (2011), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

The story: Hansel and Gretel find themselves left alone in the woods by their father. They discover a gingerbread house, not knowing that an evil witch lives in it who eats children. The witch catches them and locks them in a cage, but luckily, Gretel can outsmart her, and pushes her in her own oven. Many year later the two have become bounty hunters and known as the famous witch hunters Hansel and Gretel. Their latest mission: 11 children have been missing from a village and the mayor wants the siblings to track them down. The two are sure that witches are involved.

Review: Like many fantasy movies in 2013 Hansel and Gretel was not as successful as expected. I remember that it was supposed to be released some time in 2012, but it was postponed. My guess is they didn’t want to compete with Snow White and The Huntsman and Mirror Mirror. But they should have, because neither of these two movies was as fast- paced, or held as much action as this one. The movie doesn’t have much of a story or great dialogues but that’s not important, because it has everything else: Great graphics, over-the top gore – which works in this case-, a sexy cast, creepy villains, and lots and lots of action. It is definitely a trip you don’t want to miss, if you need a movie that won’t make you fall asleep.

Rating: 6.5/10


  1. Solid review Simon. If you’re the type of person that likes good guilty pleasures that delivers satisfaction all the way through the end, then see it and have fun.

      • I was mostly disappointed with Jeremy Renner, he seemed irritated and bored. The guy can do way more and better than what he delivered. I expect more from a two time Oscar nom.

        Generally the film felt more like a sequel to Van Helsing. The idea was intriguing but it felt like a let down. I expected a lot considering Tommy Wirkola wrote and directed it (Dead Snow).

      • I agree, it did feel like something they came up with within a day or two. Acting-wise not the best movie either and a bit of a let down. I just think it’s a good action movie that you can watch when you don’t want to challenge your brain! 🙂 That’s it.

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