Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Rated R (MPAA) 88 min. 2013

Failing in nearly all aspects, here comes the latest fairy tale turned hyper-action flick, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. After escaping from near death in a candy house as children, the sibling duo of Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton make a career out of shotgunning evil witches via a number of widely anachronistic weapons. But will their battle-hardened wits be enough to stop the confusing plan of the grand evil witch, Famke Janssen? An incomprehensible mess, H&G:WH embraces aloof detachment from its inherently silly premise instead of diving in and at least committing to the wreckage it creates. Renner continues his career of bland hero roles, with Arterton aping his barely-present acting style. Barely worth seeing for a straight-faced explanation from Renner that all that candy as a child gave him some sort of magical diabetes. Otherwise, a complete embarrassment. —Jacob Boon

Film Credits

Official Site: www.hanselandgretelmovie.com

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Writer: Tommy Wirkola and Dante Harper

Producer: Will Ferrell, Beau Flynn, Chris Henchy, Adam McKay and Kevin J. Messick

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Jeremy Renner, Famke Janssen, Thomas Mann, Peter Stormare, Zoe Bell, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Derek Mears, Monique Ganderton and Pihla Viitala

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