Written by Scotty
Sometimes beliefs get in the way of what is really happening. Although you may believe the views you are taught or listen to everyone else’s opinions, if you are not paying attention to what is happening right in front of your face, you may be grossly mistaken. As long as you are able to see and believe what is really happening right in front of you, you will be able to decide with is right for yourself and possibly others.
Young Hansel and Gretel have made a name for themselves over the years, first by slaying a witch that was trying to fatten them up and eat them. Now they are grown up and hunting those that were their greatest fear. Not knowing what happened to their parents many years earlier has left the two only depending on each other and not allowing anyone else into their mix and they would have it no other way.
Being called in to a small town with a witch problem, the two prepare for action as many children have been taken over the past months. Researching the lost children and hearing all of the stories from around the town, the two stumble across an ancient holiday called the Blood Moon that only occurs once every generation. Not knowing what this means but knowing how important it is for witchess, the two need to find what this really means for the town's missing children as the Blood Moon occurs in a few days.
The town’s Mayor believes in the two hunters, but his Sheriff does not as he has been shamed publicly by the two. Employing his own trackers to try to find the missing children and show up the brother and sister duo, the Sheriff finds that he does not have enough man power to defeat the threat in front of him. Hansel and Gretel are the only two that can save the town as they seem to be invulnerable to witch’s magic. The two are in for a battle that they are not expecting as they are going up against a master that knows more about the brother/sister team then they know about themselves.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters follows Hansel and Gretel as they are hired by the town’s mayor to raid the area of the witch attacks and recover the children that have gone missing. The two are however met with some opposition as the town’s sheriff is not happy that he has been overruled by the governing body and decides to lead the hunt himself. Making new friends as they come into town, Hansel and Gretel have formed a strong alliance with the locals, but do not know if this will be enough as they have never fought a witch as strong as their new foe Muriel.
The old fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel has come to life if only briefly in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. With enough of the classic story being repeated and referenced, this is a fun way to see the two grow up. With some fun special effects along with some messed up witch makeup, this movie is very entertaining for the witch novice. As the witches seem to have the ultimate power at their back and know much more than the heroes in this movie, it makes for a fun ride as the brother/sister duo find out more about themselves then they ever knew before. More of an action flick than a horror picture, but you will get a fair amount of splatter as the witch’s powers are unleahsed on the town’s people. Happy viewing.