Friday, January 25, 2013

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

So, this is the movie I went to see tonight:

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!


  1. How strange that you should post this because I watched a Jeremy Renner movie last night too! Hubs and I watched the most recent Mission Impossible movie on Netflix. I agree, Renner+Guns=hawtness. Yes.

    Also, I agree with you about Twilight. Its one of only two books in my life I started and couldn't force myself to even finish. I made it to chapter ten. Just, ugh...

    Hooray for more Love Letters! I will anxiously await Tuesday :-)

    1. Yeah, I'm kind of crushing on him at the moment. It's just, there are so many movies with guns and/or other weaponry to enjoy him in! What's not to love? And

      Happy Sunday, darlin!

  2. I think Jeremy Renner is totally bad-ass. My daughter had me talked out of seeing this movie, but I may have to rethink that idea.
    A lot of the fairy tale conversions in feature films are pretty idiotic. Snow White and the Huntsman comes to mind where Snow White is supposed to be the most beautiful creature in the world but Kristen Stewart can't hold a candle to Charlize Theron.

    1. That's the movie I was thinking of! Snow white and the Huntsman...with it's awkward love triangle, horrific concept of tactics and unstellar acting.

      As for this one, yes its not a fabulous movie, but it is fun:)

  3. I saw Hansel and Gretel today. I agree with all of your comments above...but I usually agree with you. So nothing new. :)

    1. Oh, I love a good agreement:) Glad I didn't steer you wrong, Bluebird!