Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Better Than Honest Abe?

    The other big trailer out today is for the film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which explains how after they are kidnapped by the witch in the candy house, Hansel and Gretel are still haunted by that day and vow to hunt down and kill witches everywhere. Now, the most obvious comparison this movie with get is to is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but I think this movie has more in common the flop Cowboys and Aliens. Where as Abraham Lincoln was a completely ludicrous mash-up of Abe Lincoln and Vampires (Obviously), Cowboys and Aliens felt like a much more plausible "What-If" scenario. Much like you could believe that aliens could have invaded Earth during the Old West, I could potentially believe that Hansel and Gretel's traumatic experience led them to becoming witch hunters.That said...

    That does mean it looks any good. Yes, as much as I like Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, it doesn't change the fact that the trailer is as run-of-the-mill as an supernatural action movie can get. I've seen this trailer before a dozen times *coughSeasonoftheWitchcough* and this doesn't appear to do anything that different from other films. Maybe that has something to do with the film being pushed backed from March of this year, to next January, the Film Dumping Ground. The movie hasn't sold a ticket to me yet, but if you're interested, the film is released on January 11, 2013.

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