Review: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

January 24, 2013

Norwegian newcomer Tommy Wirkola offers his spin on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Hansel and Gretel – played by Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton – now all grown-up, have become famous witch hunters. They are brought in by the mayor of a small town to help find its missing children. From both that premise and the trailer, this movie might appear to be exactly the type of teeth-rotting, candied corn blockbuster our dynamic duo would hate. Surprisingly though, Uma and Joe enjoyed it. Listen in to find out why.

Summary: In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & 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.

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen