HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (R)
PARAMOUNT PICTURES (2013)
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala, Derek Mears & more.
This film is a new twist on the old classic fairy tale HANSEL & GRETEL. This new version follows
a grown up Hansel & Gretel fifteen years after they killed the witch by shoving her in the oven. They
have continued their battle and have crossed the land searching and hunter witches. They have been
brought back to a some what familiar village to eradicate it of the witches. Famke Janssen plays the evil
witch who is head of the coven that is being hunted by Hansel & Gretel. They have become some what
famous as witch hunters for hire. She has lured Hansel & Gretel back to the village where they grew up
and where they discover a lot about their parents and their past. They hunt her down and start killing
off all the other witches of the coven as well as some of her henchmen. Some of the towns people get
captured and they must save them as well. The film is very fantasy like and in no way done as a child's
story. There is a lot of action all through out the film and even lots of violence. The way they kill off
some of the villains is very inventive and some what funny at times. I went into this film either going
to like it or hate it. If you go in with an open mind and just want to sit back an be entertained then you
will really enjoy this film! The film was set up for a sequel too, which I hope they do!