Twins discover a coven of witches. The brother is recruited to join while the sister uncovers their heritage as witch slayers. When the brother is supposed to sacrifice his sister they instead team up to destroy the Witch of the Woods.
The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff that wants to burn her accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is the responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Originally scheduled for release in March 2012, was delayed for ten months to accommodate Renner's appearances in "The Avengers" and "The Bourne Legacy" and to give Wirkola time to shoot a post-credits scene. See more »
In the opening scene, their father is silhouetted against a curtain while holding a lamp. The glowing lamp is part of his shadow. See more »
Revenge doesn't change the past. It won't bring our parents back. But it sure as hell feels good.
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The background of the ending credits shows the weapons used then fire, smoke and ashes flying around. See more »
If someone ever figures out the point of this film, don't bother telling me.
In 1812 Germany Hansel and Gretel run around hunting witches with everything from modern revolvers, pump shotguns, belt fed machines guns, and tasers. There's even a appearance by a phonograph. Oh yes, and pumpkins. Plenty of pumpkins around Halloween in Germany.
I could forgive all this historic silliness if the film had any entertainment value. It doesn't.
There's nothing really to say accept that this film is poorly made and is completely devoid of any plot, characters, or actors.
Why such a high rating on IMDb.com? Because as usual the studio's social media advertisers have fully infiltrated the page with fake reviews.
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