Gretel: Gemma Arterton
Muriel: Famke Janssen
Mina: Pihla Viitala
Ben: Thomas Mann
Horned witch: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
Edward: Derek Mears
Red-haired witch: Joanna Kulig
Sheriff Berringer: Peter Stromare
Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Pictures present a film written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. Running time: 88 min. Rated R (for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language).
Ever since I first saw “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” advertised, I haven’t been able get that Bugs Bunny short out of my head; the one where he tells the prince that he’s reading the story of “Hansel and Gretel”, and the prince walks away asking, “Hansel? Hansel?” flabbergasted by the pronunciation of the name as “Hahnsel.” It seemed to me that was going to be a more worthwhile memory than this movie. It is, but the movie wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Unfortunately, it also isn’t as good as it could’ve been.