Saturday, November 16, 2013


Entertaining time-waster about how the two young children from the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale grow up (after killing the witch in the candy house) to become professional witch hunters.  Hansel is diabetic thanks to all the candy that he was forced to eat and Gretel is extremely hot thanks to being extremely hot.  They've created quite a reputation for themselves and get called in to solve the case of children missing in a remote village.  After some initial fighting and witch killing they discover that there's actually something much bigger afoot.

Visually H&GWH looks fine, the story is darker than I expected but ultimately forgettable, Gemma Arterton is easy on the eyes, at times Pihla Viitala looks like a young Catherine Deneuve, non-annoying CGI and 3D effects, witches that look like Mortiis, Peter Stormare in a small role.  Worth a watch if it came on TV but I would never buy it.

If you need me, I'll be in my room playing The Witcher 3.