by Sherry Lipp
I have to admit an action movie about Hansel and Gretel all grown up and hunting witches sounds pretty strange to me. The film was supposed to come out last March, but was pushed to January 2013. Part of the reason for this is Jeremy Renner, who plays Hansel, was already saturating the market with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Avengers, and The Bourne Legacy.
Given that this film seems a little more cultish than those big-budget action films it’s not surprising the studio wanted to distance this film from those.
After watching the trailer, I think the movie looks like it could be kind of fun. I’ve liked Jeremy Renner in most everything I’ve seen him in, so that’s a plus. So even though he is nearly 20 years older than Gemma Arterton who plays his sister Gretel, maybe this film has some potential.
What do you think – yay or nay on Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters?