It’s been a while I know, but Film Friday has returned and by gosh is it a good one. Well that’s what I thought when I heard about a retelling of fairytale Hansel and Gretel. Guess I was wrong.
I usually love a good fairytale remake, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sleeping Beauty, blah blah and the blah blah, so I was uncharacteristically open minded about this particular re-imagining.
Directed by Norwegian Tommy Wirkola, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters stars Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner as grown up versions of the fairytale siblings who, as I recall, followed a path of sweets, ate a significant amount of somebody else’s house that was made of candy sticks and then one of them got locked in an oven.
Well, they’re baaaaaack and they’re taking revenge. On witches. With guns and the like. It feels a bit Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to me, which is never good, and Renner looks about as wooden as Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandma’s log cabin.
It’s set to open in March 2013, but I’ve done some research of your behalf and Jack the Giant Killer, the remake of Carrie, starring the little girl from Kick Ass, and Oz: The Great and Powerful are all out around that time too. So, yeah, it’s up to you.
Want to know what I’m jabbering on about? Watch the trailer below: