Monday, April 21, 2014

Movie Monday - Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters


I've talked about this movie in the past, mostly as part of my "OMG I LOVED THIS" rambles at the end of last year. But I've never properly covered it for Movie Monday. Having bought it on DVD last week and watched it again over the weekend, it seemed only appropriate to cover it properly!

Reasons why Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is awesome:
1. Jeremy Renner. Like you expected anything else.
2. Billowy coats. Y'all know I'm a sucker for a good billowy coat, and Hansel's is pretty freaking spectacular.
3. Matrix-style arrow avoidance.
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4. Gemma Arterton.
5. Hansel has diabetes and still kicks arse on a daily basis.
6. Ridiculous weapons.
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7. Exploding dudes.
8. Ben and his fanboy flailing.
9. The final scene in the desert.
10. Famke Janssen.
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11. The opening credits. They're pretty fabulous.
12. Ridiculous modernisations. I'm sure some people will find the inclusion of homemade tasers to be over-the-top stupid. But for me? It adds a note of steampunk-ness to the story.
13. Headbutting douchebags.
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14. Death by shovel.
15. The soundtrack.
16. The magic wands the witches use. They're pretty freaking cool.

Plus, the following quotes:
- "Whatever you do, don't eat the fuckin' candy."
- "I hate to break this to you, but this isn't gonna be an open casket."
- "Revenge doesn't change the past. It won't bring our parents back. But it sure as hell feels good."
- "We learned a couple of things while we were trapped in that house. One, never walk in to a house made of candy. And two, if you're gonna kill a witch, set her ass on fire."
- "The Curse of Hunger for Crawling Things. I fucking hate that one."

Have you seen it? What did you think? (Obviously, it's totally ridiculous. But it's so FUN.)

K xx

3 comments:

  1. I normally HATE gory horror movies but this is the exception. Steampunk! Hansel and Gretel is everything I didn't know I wanted until I was watching it and it was beautiful. Yay for Jeremy Renner existing.

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  2. I know it got bad reviews but I thought it was great! I hope there's a sequel. Jeremy Renner <3

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  3. This movie will always have a special place in my heart because of you and Lor in Downtown Disney. I might have to re-watch it and have all of the "I miss you" feels. And enjoy it cause... obviously.

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