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Issue: Autumn 2013

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) movie review

Gruesome Sequel that's Hard to Swallow


Hansel and Gretel are young adults in this filmic sequel to the classic fairy tale. They have taken their dislike of witches on the road becoming witch hunters.

If this sounds predictable, it is. We have two attractive leads who are going to indulge in contemporary fights with witches with modern special effects makeup.

They are heroes who are misunderstood, they save the beautiful, but innocent maid from being slaughtered as a witch (lucky for Hansel), they come afoul of a village sheriff, and they must solve the puzzle of the local missing children.

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Movie poster, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Classic Tale New Twist

Why is it that Hansel and Gretel are protected against witches? What is the secret of their past? What will be their fate?

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 7 February 2013
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Title: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Written by: Tommy Wirkola
Directed by: Tommy Wirkola
Running time: 88 mins
Rating: MA15+

The Players: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen,

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