REVENGE IS SWEETER THAN CANDY.
Ever since killing their first witch as children, siblings Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton) have been working as professional witch hunters; now, they’re facing a very powerful coven… Dead Snow (2009) director Tommy Wirkola’s first international feature presents a new twist on the old Brothers Grimm tale, complete with bloody showdowns in 3D between the well-armed siblings and their wheezing opponents. Fun, lively, with a game cast (including Famke Janssen as the grand witch), but definitely lacking something that sets it apart.
2013-U.S.-Germany. 88 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. Cast: Jeremy Renner (Hansel), Gemma Arterton (Gretel), Famke Janssen (Muriel), Peter Stormare, Pihla Viitala, Derek Mears.
Trivia: Co-produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.