Film Review - Movie 43
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Film Review - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters


Now here’s a film with incredible promise, introducing itself as an irreverent horror-comedy with profound interest in pantsing fairy tales and splashing around in thick gobs of gore. “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” aspires to be cheeky entertainment, sold with a wink and a fist to the face (helping out its 3D presentation), with plenty of ghouls, trolls, and horrible humans to populate a carnival atmosphere of genre delights. However, despite a colorful presentation, the movie fails to raise much hell, insisting on a flat tone of tedious storytelling when all anyone really wants to see are the titular heroes continuously slaughtering broom-riding she-devils, sprinting across this askew fantasyland on the hunt to save humanity. Read the rest at


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