Thin plot vaguely based on the fairy tale? Check.
Gratuitous violence that is practically hilarious it's so out there? Check.
Regrets about seeing Jeremy Renner handling a weapon of any kind? Zero.
And in sexy black leather. Ooh yes, more leather, Mr. Renner. Wait, what? Ludicrous weapons and costumes given the time period? Shut up, inner history spoilsport! I don't need you raining on my pretty person parade!
Was this movie absolutely ridiculous? Yes. That's kind of a major selling point. Did I enjoy seeing it? For sure. I actually liked it a lot more than some of the other recent fantasy/fairy tale/bizarro movies I've seen, like that terrible new rendition of Snow White...I can't even remember it's name...the one with a suicidal cavalry charge that, no matter how I tried, I couldn't get my inner history spoilsport to tune out. I couldn't stop thinking about Twilight all the way through it, which was the one book I had access to in Africa that I couldn't bring myself to read twice. Hardly anything written in English for hundreds of kilometers, and I thought watching dust devils was more entertaining. But I digress.
Yeah, silly movie, fun costumes, much violence, pretty people (and some not-so-pretty people, way to work it, makeup and special effects folks!). If you don't want to ponder deeper meanings for a while, this is a good choice for you.
Hansel and Gretel say, Grr! Don't take life so seriously!
More Love Letters on Tuesday, darlins. Have an awesome weekend!