Revisionist Fairy Tales…

Hansel and Gretel– – Witches could use a good spin doctor to handle their bad PR problem; they’re often portrayed as ugly and evil.  Hollywood has also put forth a number of doctored and rehashed variations lately on classic fairy tales, with Red Riding Hood one of the most common.  In this vein, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters will be coming your way soon, conceived as an action fantasy sequel to the tale of two kids who stumble into a candy-covered witch house in the woods where they are taken prisoner and almost wind up consumed.

Well, in the 3D Witch Hunters, it’s now 15 years later, and the grown-up Hansel and Gretel are doing the Van Helsing thing on witches, who they shoot, stab, burn, and behead; at one point, a Gatling gun will be turned on them…there are serious anger issues here!  Gretel is limber, and looks good in leather.  At least it’s not intended to be taken seriously, and Witch Hunters mixes horror with hilarity.  There will be ancient Bavarian milk bottles bearing pictures of missing witch-kidnapped children, for example.  There will also be a troll named Edward…

I guess we’ll see what happens during the Feast of the Blood Moon in this Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film produced by Will Ferrell and associates, and starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the dynamic duo…





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5 Comments on “Revisionist Fairy Tales…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    I just saw it, myself, last night. And, it does have a positive message(WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILER AHEAD): “A dead witch is _not_ the only kind of good witch.”


  2. carycomic Says:

    Cool when I was a little kid, yes. But, when I was a teenager? The thought of Glinda trapping me in that soap bubble, and flying off with me…aheml Almost forgot; this is a family-friendly site.



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