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mclay18 01-29-2013 03:04 AM

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
 
I didn't see a thread for this movie, so I decided to make one. The trailer made it look like a higher-budgeted SyFy movie, but it's better than that.

The movie revels in its silliness (Hansel is diabetic?) and the violence is unapologetically and hilariously R-rated. Famke Janssen and Gemma Arterton are still looking good, although Jeremy Renner phoned in his performance. He looked bored half the time.

Thoughts? Rants? Nitpicks?

NaturesMistake 01-29-2013 03:08 AM

I thought this was going to suck but my god this was a fun movie! I hope we get a sequel. It reminded me of Army Of Darkness in a lot of ways albeit gorier.

Mutilated Prey 01-29-2013 03:30 AM

Can't see myself ever watching it. The CGI isn't ridiculous?

mclay18 01-29-2013 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Mutilated Prey (Post 726331)
Can't see myself ever watching it. The CGI isn't ridiculous?

The movie is supposed to be ridiculous and tongue-in-cheek. For a $50M production, the CGI didn't look too bad. The motion-capture work on Derek Mears' troll character was actually well-done, considering the budget.

cjg 01-29-2013 05:20 PM

You would have a hard time getting my ass in to a theater to see this

baggio 01-29-2013 07:15 PM

Reminds me of Van Helsing. Look wise.

othervoice1 01-30-2013 12:14 AM

Quote:

Reminds me of Van Helsing
That is immediately what I thought of when I saw the trailer - and I really disliked Van Helsing. But Ill give this one a shot via rental once its out on video

mclay18 01-30-2013 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baggio (Post 726363)
Reminds me of Van Helsing. Look wise.

It isn't a POS like Van Helsing was. H&G doesn't pretend to be anything more than what it is.

If you're thinking about seeing it, opt for a cheap matinee or use a free ticket if you have one.

russweiss 01-30-2013 11:13 PM

I enjoyed the film more than I expected. Very nicely paced. Saw it in 3D and Imax which probably helped. Well worth viewing if you are a member on this site.

mclay18 01-31-2013 04:38 PM

Amazon already has pre-order links up for the Blu-ray 3D+Blu+DVD, Blu+DVD, and DVD releases already:

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&hid...ref_=hm_3p_vi3

And all of them will feature both rated and unrated cuts.

crikan 01-31-2013 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baggio (Post 726363)
Reminds me of Van Helsing. Look wise.

That was my first thought when I saw the trailer. I've heard some things since that have convinced me to seek it out. I'm thinking about waiting to purchase the BD. I want to see the "Unrated" cut.

Anthropophagus 01-31-2013 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cjg (Post 726358)
You would have a hard time getting my ass in to a theater to see this

My sentiments exactly, not even a rental for me.

Anaestheus 01-31-2013 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by othervoice1 (Post 726382)
That is immediately what I thought of when I saw the trailer - and I really disliked Van Helsing. But Ill give this one a shot via rental once its out on video

You should be saying that it reminds you of Brothers Grimm. But considering how few people saw that, maybe no one remembers it.

That said, my understanding from friends is that it is really enjoyable.

wago70 02-01-2013 12:27 AM

One wonders what's next...

Zombie Dude 02-01-2013 05:52 AM

I have to say I thought this looked like shit but I've recently heard a lot of good things about it that make me curious to watch it. A lot of people have said the witches are very reminiscent of the Evil Dead demons which is a positive for me; the other is that it's meant to be very gory which also sounds good.

Can't be worse than Red Riding Hood which had nothing of interest in it; it didn't even follow the fairy tale apart from a few small things.


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