Notable Cast: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Derek Mears
When a film gets mostly negative reviews, it tends to make me cautious. This was how my initial feelings about "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" played out. Then it was pointed out to me that this goofy R-rated action horror was directed by the guy that gave us "Dead Snow." Within 24 hours I was in the theater, ready to enjoy. I'm certainly glad I did. Despite what the initial reports said, "Witch Hunters" was a complete and utter blast for me. It was a film that reveled in its ridiculousness, forcing the tongue into cheek humor, and completely running with its B-grade concept to the full extent of its own awfulness. The film might not have been good by any stretch, but the film knew it wasn't and ran with it anyway - an element that the cult film fan in my loves to see.
After the horrible events that lead the brother/sister duo of Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) to becoming orphans and killing a witch, the two realized that it was their calling to continue the swath of destruction. Thusly, the two train to hunt witches for hire. When a handful of children go missing from the same township the witch hunters are hired to investigate and save the children. An evil witch (Janssen) has started a collection to fulfill an evil prophecy to make her and her fellow witches immortal...so now its up to the brother and sister hunting team to make sure that it doesn't happen.
|I think the script here was more of an "outline."|
|It might be ridiculous, but it was oh so much fun.|
|Tell me again how it's not similar to "Evil Dead 2?"|
Written By Matt Reifschneider