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The tagline of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is “Classic tale, new twist,” but you’ve got to admit that that sort of thing never works. Especially when we’re talking about steampunk-inspired gothic takes on classic myths, tales, and legends. Consider similar trainwrecks like Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm, Van Helsing, or the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It didn’t really work for them and it most certainly doesn’t work for this movie. I think it’s safe to say this sort of anachronistic fantasy/adventure story should be saved for mediums like comics and literature that lend themselves to less lazy, more dynamic interpretations.

Essentially, H&G: Wh asks the question, what happens when fairy tale characters grow up? Specifically, what happens when the children’s story characters Hansel and Gretel escape the witch that trapped them in her gingerbread house and tried to cook them? The »

- Sean Hutchinson

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