Once upon a time there was a little boy and a little girl who fell into the trap of eating candy off the candy house and became prey to the evil witch…
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters puts a dramatic, sometimes hilarious and very graphic twist on the well-known childhood fairytale. From innocent children to witch hunters, we see this familiar story expand into a violent, spoof-like movie.
Who knew Hansel and Gretel could slaughter witches like that? The blood and guts was enough to put this movie in the R rated category but throw in a hot little sex scene and you’ve got a pretty decent movie.
I was a little taken back by the direction they chose to take with the movie, especially having grown up on a very specific fairytale. It was almost a comedy but not quite fully there. The candy house witch was absolutely horrifying though; A+ for the make-up efforts.
For a childhood tale this movie was absolutely NOT for children but I have to say the candy-house was everything I always imagined it would be, brought to life YUMMM!