Trailer Hopping : Having Fun Watching Hansel and Gretel Hunt Witches
The Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters trailer looks like a fun and light-hearted action film about gunning down witches in nineteenth century Germany.
The Hansel and Gretel fairy tale was only an introduction in the film, where the siblings went into the woods and into a gingerbread house only to discover there was a witch inside. They lured the witch into the hot burning oven and escaped. The rest of the movie is banking on the popularity of zombie movies, except these zombies are replaced by witches with painted white and demented faces, who fly, change forms, probably brew up magic potions and can come out during the day.
The film looks like bits and pieces of multiple films combined into one action movie. The long trenches remind me of something taken from a Matrix movie. Bending backwards to avoid an arrow or bullet and double gun slinging action remind me of simplified and not as fancy John Woo techniques. The witch killing in the woods, where a witch turned into four legged animal and charged at Hansel looks like something that could come out of a Twilight movie.
Hansel and Gretel look very slick and cool with their long, shiny trench coats and giant machine guns. In fact, they may look too invincible that the story seems too simple and lacking in intensity. The trailer does not appear to show much of a conflict since the witches can be shot and killed instantly. Hopefully, the film has a bigger evil or draw that will make it more challenging for Hansel and Gretel as well as the viewers to root for. If there is a bit more suspense, maybe from the unfolding of the child abduction or saving Gretel scenes, the movie could be an entertaining popcorn movie about witch hunting.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters isscheduled to open on January 25, 2013. It stars Jeremy Renner as Hansel and famke jannsen Gretel. The rest of the cast includes but not limited to Gemma Arterton, Pihla Viitala, Derek Mears, Robin Atkins Downes, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Joanna Kulig, Thomas Mann, Peter Stormare, Bjorn Sundquist, Rainer Bock, Thomas Scharff, Kathrin Kuhnel, Cedric Eich and others.
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