Movie: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Overall Rating: 2.5 / 5
General Impression: Some I liked, a lot I didn't.
While not as horrendous as GI Joe: Retaliation, this Hansel & Gretel retelling really failed to deliver. I liked the action, but the weapons were just too unbelievable. Considering the story is supposed to take place in Europe, not having Hansel & Gretel speak with some sort of European accents is a let down. Especially since Gemma Arterton who plays Gretel is English Actress.
Was it just easier to make her speak like an American than to make Jeremy Renner try to speak like an Englishman???
Although I'm pretty sure that there are enough English actors around that the directors could have picked from.
The costumes were cool, but the humour only reached a sort of internal "lol" level. The music didn't fit... I don't know. Maybe if the retelling had happened in our present day world it would have been more palatable instead the movie served as a lot of back ground noise.