I am very very ambivalent about this one.
As much as I like the idea of a Hansel and Gretel growing up to be witch killers, which makes absolutely sense considering their childhood trauma, and as much as I adore Jeremy Renner AND Peter “Karl Hungus” Stormare, this one seems like it could very easily take a wrong turn. I think they had me until they brought out the machine guns.
There’s something very reminiscent of Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm in this one. And it’s not just because Peter Stormare was in that one too. But this movie is clearly much more of an action flick than anything else – an action movie with the barest trappings of the fairy tales you grew up with.
The release date of January 2013 is a bit of a head scratcher – that isn’t usually the month that studios release films they think are going to be highly successful or that they are truly behind.
That being said they’ve clearly put a bit of money into the film, so perhaps I’m just being too judgmental.
Or perhaps it’s because I always rooted for the witch…