The latest fairy tale movie-on-the-block is Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters; a gory, mindless re-telling and continuation of the Grimm brothers’ original folk tale. Strangely, it can never quite work out if it’s written for adults or children, incorporating a dull and simplistic script with a random splattering of heavy cursing and limbs being ripped apart from bodies. It’s an odd one, Hansel and Gretel may be at its best during the action but it’s still all thoughtless and long-winded.
Hovering somewhere between a teenage sex-romp comedy and Clarissa Explains it All lies Fun Size, an awkward, inoffensive and ultimately meandering tale attempting to target the abandoned 12-14 y/o market. This film lingers and loiters like a greasy teenager at the mall, and is about as appealing to anyone who is not themselves a greasy teenager.
Finally a fairytale that brings the blood back.