Film of the day: Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters

Hansel& Gretel Witch Hunters

Blood-soaked, adult fairy tale hokum starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as orphans with serious issues around letting bygones be bygones.

Okay, so they witnessed their mother and father die at the hands of a wicked witch, so it’s an understandable character flaw. Years have passed and the orphans have grown up to become zero tolerance witch hunters, with their own brand of necromancer-nullifying weaponry.

When news spreads that a central European town is plagued by witches and eleven children have been abducted ahead a blood moon, the pair set off to do their righteous work. The result is a right bloody mess – for the witches, that is! Absolute nonsense, but great fun.

Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters Monday at 9.00pm on 5Star.

©2012 – Paramount Pictures