Mar
03
2013

Went to go see “Hansel & Gretel, Witch Hunters.”

In 3D, no less.

(pause)

Well.

If you’re into historically accurate period pieces, you will probably burst into flames as soon as the opening credits roll.  If you are a gamemaster running the  7th Sea roleplaying game, congratulations: here’s your next Eisen campaign.  For folks in between those two poles: it’s a popcorn flick.  A very, very, very gory popcorn flick where the curse words flow like gore.  I had marvelous fun, but then I have impeccably low tastes in my entertainment; what redeemed the movie in my eyes was that the folks doing it knew what they liked, and knew that pretty much everything that they showed on the screen has a bloody echo somewhere in the old folktales.  Plus, the gadgets were not so much anachronistic as they were we-don’t-care-and-neither-do-you.  I give extra points for brazen.

Moe Lane

Spoiler warning: the bit with the troll was totally telegraphed by making him look like Ron Perlman.  Which is all right: I wasn’t in that movie theater for anything deep.

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