Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters


Rating: R

Could I have watched this with my Dad? : Sure.

Could I have watched this with my Mom? : Probably not, as it was awfully gory.

Language: A bit. A handful of f-bombs and a couple other words thrown in.

Sex/Romance: There is one moment that's a bit awkward involving cleavage. There is also the back of a naked woman as she gets into a body of water.

Violence/Gore: Yes, a ton of both. I was not expecting so much gore.

Music: While Hans Zimmer was the Executive Music Producer, the music was actually created by Atli Örvarsson which was a new name to me. The music felt a bit over-the-top dramatic, but that certainly fit the style of the whole movie. So good job, Mr. Örvarsson, and I look forward to seeing your name again in the future!

Did I feel the need to leave the lights off and sit in silence afterward? : Nope.

Was there a food pairing? : So many gobstoppers. At 10:30 in the morning. I crashed pretty hard later, but it was a lazy Sunday, anyway...

Thoughts: First off, great concept. I love the idea of Hansel and Gretel turning into witch hunters.

Second, that was so much gore. I did not expect there to be that much gore.

I thought it was very funny how they worked diabetes into the fairytale world.

Gretel's character did feel a bit weak, and they tried to cover that up, but it often felt like she was needing to be rescued and couldn't keep up.

While they did put Gretel in a rather sexy outfit, she wasn't too sexualised, so that was good.

I did love seeing an affectionate brother/sister relationship. I feel like quite often we get sibling relationships where they are just in competition with each other or grudging in their love or "bullying each other but actually deep down they care" kind of thing. It was nice to see siblings that had bonded through their traumatic experience, gone into business together to help others (and for the money), and actually openly loved and supported and cared for each other.

And finally, while the movie was a bit predictable and did feel over-the-top dramatic, it was still a good watch and a lot of fun!

Was this a good use of a night with the house to myself? : Yep! Except for that my best friend was over. But it was a great movie to watch together!

In the End: 4 out of 5 stars. Those witches didn't stand a chance.

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