Friday, February 15, 2013

Hansel and Gretel: Witchhunters

Gemma's freckles have been airbrushed out of the poster
 So after PB&J's: A New York Deli (yeah, right) we went to see the German-American collaberation of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.  Now I knew I was getting into a sort of Van Helsing (2004) so I had low expectations, but let me tell you, it's actually better.  The dialogue and snappy interaction between The Avenger's Jeremy Renner and freckle-y Gemma Aterson is ketchy and fun as brother and sister, and though it's a bit teeny-one-dimensional at times, it plays out like a game of Baldur's Gate when Drizzt shows up to some degree.  Famke Jansen of X-Men are also in it, who played "Dark Phoenix" and she's a treat.  CGI is decent (for a change).

 have the necromantic power to raise and control things, some specializing in different arts like summoning.  One witch controlled trees such as the D&D Necromantic spell "Power Tree" and others can control beasts temporarily.  Actually quite interesting as each have limitations as well.

  There's a troll battle that's quite apt as a D&D game, and everyone seems to be rolling natural 20s as people are flung 200 miles an hour into cast iron stoves and what-not in extreme fashion.  I suspect there's seemingly a Gretel-shooting cannon the producer Will Ferrell (yes, the Will Ferell of Anchorman) was using.  I'd love to see bits of "the making of" on this one.

  Emma is pretty all-American hot and girls will like Renner as well.  The movie is a bit goofy but it's a good sigh of relief from the drab rom-coms that are pushing their way into your attention this drab pre-season when crap comes out in the theaters.  Go in it expecting the worst and you'll be refreshed.  It's no Joss Whedon's The Avengers but more Cabin in the Woods but it'll do.

1 comment:

  1. I realize Gemma is British, but she comes off as American, no?