In this dark spin on the fairy tale, siblings Hansel and Gretel are a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. Starring Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner.
Compared to the rest of the gritty reboots of classic fairy tales, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is the less marketable, gory, profane, R-rated reimagining. For that, I have to give them props. If anything, it seems like the entire goal of creating these “dark” fairy tale stories is to cash in. They could have easily had their PG-13 cake and an Unrated DVD release as well, but instead followed through, offering up an actual “gritty reboot” version of a fairy tale story. Hansel and Gretel still stumble upon a candy house in the woods, and they still get captured by a witch and eventually fry her in her own oven. The difference is that the story continues, jumping in time by several years, where we find Hansel and Gretel as famous witch hunters. When... Read Review