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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
« on: July 31, 2014, 02:35:08 PM »


Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Year of Release: 2013
Directed By: Tommy Wirkola
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala
Genre: Action, Horror

Overview:
Get ready for a twisted take on the classic tale as Hansel (JEREMY RENNER) and Gretel (GEMMA ARTERTON) have turned pro, coping with the trauma of their childhood captivity by slaying witches for hire. But when seemingly unstoppable bounty hunters meet their match in an enemy so evil, it'll take all their training, weapons and courage to survive. PAYBACK IS A WITCH!

My Thoughts:
This is a mindless action piece. We watched it for Jeremy Renner, whom we liked from Avengers. And, he's pretty cool in this. Now, this is a "turn your brain off" kind of film, there's no hidden message, no deep philosophical bent, just a lot of action and blood and gore. It's also pretty entertaining.

On top of that, it's also just about the best representation of a D&D adventure I've ever seen. It's kinda steampunk with the tech, and it's not afraid to crack some jokes, but it's your basic "adventurers come to town, get hired for job, find out job is more complicated than thought, make friends & enemies in town, eventually take out bad guys" D&D adventure.

So, recommended for fans of D&D or if you want a mindless action film with horror elements.

Bechdel Test: Fail

Overall: 2.75/5
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