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Old 01-29-2013, 03:04 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:08 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:30 AM   #3
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Can't see myself ever watching it. The CGI isn't ridiculous?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:42 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:20 PM   #5
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You would have a hard time getting my ass in to a theater to see this
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #6
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Reminds me of Van Helsing. Look wise.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:14 AM   #7
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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
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:13 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:13 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:38 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:54 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:04 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:08 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:27 AM   #14
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One wonders what's next...
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:52 AM   #15
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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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