Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

You know, from time to time I watch a movie within my favorite reading genre.

If you don’t know what that is by now, you’re in the wrong place.

As I was saying, I finally found some time to sit down and watch “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”. It surprised me that this movie was so negatively reviewed. The acting was superb, the story was an interesting spin on an old fable and I have to admit, the script for this had me wishing this had been a novel rather than a movie because of the introspection I would have been involved with. Don’t worry, I’m not one of those writers who prefers books to movies. I feel like there’s more than enough room for both.

That being said, Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner were the perfect actors to play these roles and Famke Janssen is a fantastic antagonist.

I’m not going to lie, there were some hokey moments, but with movies like this you almost expect those. In Van Helsing it was practically part of the plot. But overall, this was a steampunk fantasy movie that took a fable we all know and spun it into an interesting and engaging story. I’ll never truely understand why crap gets get critic acclaim and cleverness is rewarded with mediocre scores at best, but I guess that’s why I’m so happy as a self-published author.

Take it for what it’s worth, this movie was well worth the investment in time and money. I enjoyed it immensely and the curse words always seemed to make me chuckle with their perfect timing. Call me quirky I guess.

I give this movie 8/10. Great movie, lots of action and engaging story. There are some hokey parts as well as predictable things, but overall I really liked this movie.


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