Fifteen years after the traumatic events with the witch in the gingerbread house, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) return as vengeful bounty hunters troubled by the past. After years of training and hunting, the siblings have become expert witch-hunters renowned for their skill at exterminating witches and are hired by the Mayor of Augsburg, Germany to remove an evil sorceress, Muriel (Famke Janssen) from the town and nearby forests. As the ‘Blood Moon’ night approaches, Muriel intends to sacrifice the local children at a witches’ gathering and Hansel and Gretel must work to save the children from Muriel’s evil plans and thwart the ruthless Sheriff Berringer (Peter Stormare) from conducting his own indiscriminate witch-hunt.
Grimm fairytales have always been somewhat dark and demented (At least the original versions were before being revamped for the sake of the children.) Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters keeps in line with those dark twisted themes and considers some of the possible after effects of being trapped and nearly eaten by a witch. It’s been fifteen years and what have Hansel and Gretel done to cope with their ordeal? Hunted and killed witches. A task made all the easier by the fact that Hansel and Gretel are now immune to powerful spells. Could their immunity be a result of the events that took place in the gingerbread house? Do they, perhaps, now possess some of their own supernatural powers? It should be interesting to find out and watch as Hansel and Gretel fight witches, thwart the brutal Sheriff and just kick ass on screen.
Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters comes to theaters January 25. Check it out, if you can!