Movie Review: Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Starring : Gemma Arterton, Jeremy Renner
With a name like Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters you might be forgiven for thinking you stumbled upon some lost 80s b movie classic. Sadly thats not the case. But whats presented here is a nice enough combination of guns, horror and female eye candy to entertain any man on a friday night.
The plot is paper thin and the action vfx heavy and frequent. But if that's how you like your entertainment you're in for a treat, the film follows Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) as they hunt a big bad witch who holds the key to their past.
The action is quite bloody, to be honest i wasnt expecting much gore as films are pretty tame these days, but Hansel and Gretel goes all out. Exploding heads, severed limbs and buckets of the red stuff, this isnt the Fairy tale we all heard growing up. This is that fairy tale on steroids. And at times its a lot of fun.
Gemma Arterton stood out initially to me. She could have a career playing kick ass action heroines clad in tight leather if she so wished after this and i dont think anyone would complain.
Overall this is a feast for the eyes, VFX and witch design are fantastic, action is first rate. Its worth a look.
Boasting impressive visual effects and eye candy Hansel and Gretel is a fun way kill 2 hours.
Gemma Arterton in tight clothing earns this a 2.5 out of five.
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