Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
It delivers what the title promises, but nothing more. After breaking into a gingerbread house and whacking the witch who tried to serve them up as dinner, the Grimm’s fairy-tale characters grow up to become fearless witch hunters. And that’s pretty much all there is to the movie. Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) suit up in fetish gear and strap on their steampunk arsenal and go hunting ugly women across the landscape of Middle Ages Germany. The cinematography is lovely and the action sequences are competent enough, but it’s all empty calories. Our two bounty hunters take on witches. Then they vogue a little before killing more witches. Rinse, lather and repeat. It isn’t boring. It’s just not interesting. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R.