Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Certificate 15, 88 minutes, ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆

Jeremy Renner plays a grown up, diabetic Hansel against Gemma Arterton’s Gretel in this post-fairy tale take of what happened to Hansel and Gretel after they grew up.

In essence, they become steampunk witch hunters, and, er, hunt witches. That’s pretty much it.

Ummm… I’m going to start off by saying this movie isn’t actually bad. But it isn’t good either. I think the problem with it is that it doesn’t quite know what it wants to be. It kind of wants to be a kooky fun movie for the kids, but they put so much gore and violence (and ladybits) in that this audience won’t see it. Yet there’s not enough “meat” to the film that an older audience would be satisfied.

Remember how the other week I said they had ruined A Good Day to Die Hard by making it a 12A? Well they ruined this one by not making it a 12A.

Stay out of the Candy Cottage next time! 5/10

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