Is there a current trend of revisionism of our beloved fairy tales? It would certainly seem so. There was Snow White and the Huntsman last year, which called itself a fairy tale with a twist and featured the titular character of Snow White teaming with her protector the Huntsman to defeat the Evil Queen. And this year we've got Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and Jack the Giant Slayer.
Let's see what Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is about.
As the title suggests, this film is a spin on the Brothers Grimm tale. The story on focusses on the life of the grown-up siblings Hansel and Gretel, who are now professional bounty hunters. They seek to move on from their traumatic childhood by hunting down witches everywhere.
Starring Jeremy Renner as Hansel and Gemma Arterton as sister Gretel, the film promises to be totally witchin' with the use of an impressive array of weapons to kill the horrendously ugly hags.
Watch the trailer: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
The film releases in theatres across the country on February 1st.
Text: Shivankar Jay