Not your mother’s Fairy Tales!

28 Jan

This is not a review. Let me just point that out now.

I saw a screening of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters the other night and I had a fabulous time. I know, there are many who are going to say- “seriously? You enjoyed that?” And to them I say, “Yes”. And here’s why- when I see a movie, I want to be entertained. I don’t want to be lectured at or made to feel bad. To me, a movie is entertainment and therefore I should leave the theater feeling like I’ve had fun. I want to laugh. I want to be exhilarated. I don’t mind a few tears. But the end result of my time is that I want to have been entertained. And it doesn’t even have to be a good film (we know I adore my bad movies)- as long as I come out of it not feeling like I just wasted 2 hours of my life.

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I’ve seen some movies in my time where I wanted my money back. Even if I got in for free.

This was not one of those.

I’m not going to review it for you. Most likely, based on the ads, you’ve already made up your mind. I will tell you that this isn’t your mother’s fairy tale. This is not a film about two adorable children wandering in the woods who come upon a candy house, with a witch, and barely live to tell the tale. This is a story of two children left in woods, threatened/attacked by a vicious witch, who survive and take it upon themselves to destroy the creatures. They are bad ass. They swear. They carry weapons that are completely unbelievable, but you don’t care because it leads to crazy fight scenes that are just plain fun. I’d like to watch it again and do a tally of the number of times a head explodes. Or someone gets eviscerated. There’s gratuitous violence. But I don’t mind that. I’m not saying I’d pick up my nieces and nephew and take them- but I’m an adult, I know the difference between right & wrong, real & fake, I can see a film full of fantasy violence and not have a problem with that. And to be honest (though it might have been the 3D aspect) anyone who comes out of this movie and says that it glorifies violence is an idiot. The gore was almost ridiculously fake.

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Anyways- I was talking with my friend Myria, who was my movie buddy as she adores Jeremy Renner, and my final words for my “review” were, “Booyah!” with a big grin and a laugh. Take that to mean two thumbs up for entertainment. Which, again, to me- is what movies are meant to be.

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