Hollywood Movie Review - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

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Hollywood Movie Review - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

 

 

 

 

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✔       Introduction
 
  
 

Hello Friends, I hope you are doing fine and are having a good time on bitlanders. Today I have come up again with my new blog with the title of "Hollywood Movie Review - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters". Friends, as micky-the-slanted-salerno has announced that writing blog on "Women Empowerment" will generate more buzz score, therefore, I am writing this blog for the same purpose.  This blog is about a 2013 released Hollywood Suspense, Dark Fantasy and Horror genres based movie. The story of the movie revolves around a pair of brother and sister who are famous for being "Witch Hunters".  Their early childhood incident gave them courage in the adulthood to save other children from the curse of Witches. Therefore, they fight against evil powers and while doing so, they unearth their own past and how their parents fought against their ordeals and gave their lives.  This latest movie was directed by Tommy Wirkola and was produced by Will Ferrell and Beau Flynn.  The story of the movie was also written by Tommy Wirkola, whereas the movie was produced under the supervision of MTV Films, an American Film Production Company.  

 

 

 

 

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The movie "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" was released on January 25, 2013 in the United States under the distribution banners of Paramount Pictures.  Some details of cast of this movie are as under:

 

  

✤    Jeremy Renner as Hansel

✤    Gemma Arterton as Gretel

✤    Pihla Viitala as Mina

✤    Thomas Mann as Ben

✤    Famke Janssen as Muriel

✤    Derek Mears as Edward

✤    Peter Stormare as Sheriff Berringer

✤    Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Horned Witch

✤    Bjørn Sundquist as Jackson

✤    Joanna Kulig as Red-Haired Witch

✤    Rainer Bock as Mayor Englemann

✤    Zoë Bell as Tall Witch

✤    Monique Ganderton as Candy Witch

✤    Stephanie Corneliussen as Desert Witch

 

 

 

 

 

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These are dark days. The Oscars are over, and now morale doesn't get any lower, as the very worst films are dumped ignominiously into cinemas like a vanload of cook-chill equine lasagnes delivered to schools and hospitals. This movie is a case in point. It's a film which is so demeaningly bad, so utterly without merit, that there is a kind of purity in its awfulness. There is a Zen mastery in producing a film which nullifies the concept of pleasure.

The idea is that Hansel and Gretel, having evaded a horrible fate as children in the witch's candy cottage in the woods, are now all grown up, and they have become super-cool kick-ass witch hunters – in a weirdly regressive sibling partnership – roaming the vaguely Germanic countryside armed with steampunky shotguns for the purposes of blasting witches with maximum violence. They are played with very little discernible talent by Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton. Peter Stormare phones in a bad-guy performance as some sort of a tyrannical mayor, and Famke Janssen plays an evil witch whose face is always turning into that of a hyper-real crone, a digital effect that succeeds in being uninteresting and depressing at the same time.

 Movie Review Extracts From:  theguardian.com

 

 

 

 

 

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✔       Movie Plot And Review

 

 

 

 

The movie begins as father of Hansel and Gretel reaches home in a hurry and takes both of them to jungle as the mother just watches the whole proceedings.  As they reach the mid of jungle, the father asks his kids to stay there and he leaves ignoring his children's calls to come back for them.  Knowing that they have been abandoned by their father, Hansel and Gretel look for a shelter and they reach a gingerbread house where they meet an ugly looking witch.  As the witch proceeds to attack them, Hansel and Gretel fight and manage to throw the witch into the burning oven and close its door to see the witch burning.  The film proceeds as now adult Hansel and Gretel have become famous as witch hunters.  They had noticed that spells and curses initiated by witches do not harm them, therefore, this becomes their strength in order to eradicate witches from the society.  Now their bread and butter becomes to target and kill witches in the world who harm other humans especially children.  As a grown up adult now, Hansel is a strong looking man but is diabetic because of his previous encounters with witches and he takes insulin injections regularly.  

 

 

 

 

 

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The movie proceeds to Germany Augsburg where a young girl whose name is Mina is being brutally tortured and is about to be executed by the local Sheriff Berringer.  However, Mina is survived by Hansel and Gretel as she was falsely blamed to be witchcraft.  Now, the latest task of Hansel and Gretel is to save 12 children who were thought to be in possession of witches and were supposed to be executed by them for their evil motives.  Hansel and Gretel are supported by Mayor Englemann in the town who opted to take help from them.  Since this is the hot topic in the town, therefore, Sheriff Berringer also takes part in the quest to save children in order to gain some respect from Mayor Englemann.  He gets help from his own men for the task and tries to overpass Hansel and Gretel to prove his own mettle.  However, the villain of the movie "Witch Muriel" kills three of Sheriff Berringer's men and sends one of them back to town to create panic and horror.  In the meantime, Hansel and Gretel manage to overpower Tall Witch and extract some useful information from her.  

 

 

 

 

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Hansel and Gretel come to know that witches were making arrangements for the Blood Moon using those kids and their aim was to sacrifice 12 children in order to perform ritual which will give them power and strength over fire.  Witches had 11 children and they were looking for one more girl to complete the requirement.  The witches attack the town to get one more girl and escape to their dens afterwards.  In the process, Hansel gets her hands onto a witch's broomstick but later finds herself away from the town in the jungle. Gretel goes to the jungle in order to search her brother where she is caught and assaulted by Sheriff Berringer on the pretext of letting witches into the town.  However, she is survived by Edward and she reunites with her brother Hansel later on.  They locate their childhood house but now it had become a witch Muriel's den who informs them about their parents and how she created rumors against them which resulted in their deaths in the past. In anger, Hansel and Gretel attack Muriel but she overpowers them and having injured Hansel, she captures Gretel to perform the Blood Moon ritual.  As Hansel regains consciousness, he teams up with Mina and Ben (another aspiring witch hunter) to fight against Muriel and to save his sister. They reach gingerbread house and attack Muriel.  In the process, Mina dies in the fight but Hansel and Gretel successfully eradicate Muriel and save children from being sacrificed.  In the end,  they get ready for the next difficult task against witches.  

 

 

 

 

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