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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters (2013)

Here's a fairytale come to life again, with all the things a modern day retake might require! Like violence, profanity and even rare bits of intimacy... and yet it still doesn't feel like it's really directed towards an adult audience. The witches are all predictably presumptious, the fights exxageratedly fast and messy with both heroes and witches continually making mistakes - getting thrown into trees, dragged through the leafs, dropped from the skies, etcetc. I guess what I don't like about this movie is the lack of professionality in the characters, in the fights, in their actions and personalities... or maybe it's the somewhat predictable plot.

But I did however enjoy the rare sight of Witches! They're one of many somewhat mythological breeds that only a select few movies focus on, and usually not in a very violent way. There's nothing wrong with the actors (though they're no favorites), nor the characters, nor the plot that seamlessly expands on the old classic, it's just... not as consistent and enthralling as it could be. Childish, in some ways. Adult in others. It feels this movie's teetering on the edge, not sure which basin to dive into - the deep, rich and riveting one or the shallow, fun and playful. Either one would be good, but an adult just doesn't feel comfortable in a kids pool, and the deep end's not a good place for those who haven't learned how to swim. Enough with the metaphors? Alright, I'll give it a...

 rated 3/5: not bad

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