In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past. IMDB

Be ready for a few of these fairy tale movies, with the like of Jack the Giant Slayer soon, but for now, let’s get on with today’s review for Hansel and Gretel and what happened next!

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D Blazing Minds Film Review

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters

So as you may have guessed from the title Hansel and Gretel have now grown up after their altercation with the Witch in the Gingerbread house and have become witch hunters, travelling from town to town vanquishing the witches from the face of the Earth.

But as we are giving a back story to their past, there is more to the story of them going into the woods and finding their first kill and as the film progresses we learn why they are gifted in what they do and also who their parents were.

In their new-found job as witch hunters they find themselves in a town where the children have been taken, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) need to hunt down the witches and find all the children before the time of the fabled Blood Moon.

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters – Action, Horror and Comedy!

From the start of the film it has a feel of being that little bit silly and although it is based on a story that we all probably know, it is a nice touch to bring in the idea of the children growing up, the special effects are quite good and the gore is rather comical, there are many moments when I was laughing during the exploding head scenes and blood splatters.

But when it comes to the overall film, it’s a fairy tale at the end of the day, we all know the Brothers Grim story and for me that’s the best one, spoiling a story by adding the F-Bomb into a film and using a form of defibrillator a Troll is just so over the top!

What will appeal to people of this film is the gore, it is nicely done, but over the top, Gemma Arterton rolls through the film with a rather strange accent and Jeremy Renner just looks like he’s not enjoying the role at all.

Even Famke Janssen is placed into a role that she’s not totally happy with, maybe the role should have gone to Kristen Stewert, let’s face it she has the lacklustre look on her face for the part!

Hansel and Gretel - Famke Janssen

The 3D is nicely done, though there are many dark scenes where the 3D just doesn’t work, but in the gun-toting, crossbow shooting, forest running scenes it works well, remember filmmakers, brightly lit scenes work better with 3D!

Overall Thoughts For Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D

Hansel And Gretel is going to do well with the gore junkies, but when it comes down to the film itself, it’s really trying to pull in the crowds with the idea of reworking the classics. It’s action packed and silly, but it’s a night out for a bit of fun.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and photographer. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham