as young children, siblings Hansel and Gretel were left in the woods by their parents. they wandered into a candy house and was captured by a dark witch. they managed to kill the witch and years later became famous with witch hunting. one day, they were hired by a village's mayor. 11 children were missing and they were about to execute a woman they accuse for being a witch. Hansel saved the woman, Mina and promised the villagers to find the witch responsible for the children's disappearance. they soon found out that a power dark witch named Muriel was the one responsible. she intended to use 12 children and a secret ingredient to protect the dark witches against fire.
the film was so unexpectedly and disturbingly gory. we found ourselves gagging at some of the scenes, but of course, it doesn't make the film any less worthy of an applause. it had such a twist to the familiar Hansel & Gretel that we knew off, yet remained true to its plot. it was believing, even relatable at times. most of the fights were very close victory, which was logical since these witches were supposedly more powerful than mere humans. but then again, the final twists revealed that the reason behind why the witches' powers failed to harm Hansel & Gretel was due to the fact that they were children of the grand white witch. that alone was simply awesome enough to impress.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Tommy Wirkola
- released: 2013
- casts: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala, Derek Mears, Robin Atkin Downes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joanna Kulig, Thomas Mann, Peter Stormare
- language: English
- genre: Fantasy/Horror