#19 - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) Tommy Wirkola - 1/27/2013
A lot more fun than it has any right to be, and probably less fun than it could have been. It’s rare that a film these days really has only one big narrative arc, and so even though it is less than an hour and a half, it took its time and ended up feeling quite long, dragging at parts. But Gemma Arterton is a delight, somehow making you feel that it’s OK to have fun, even as she rolls her eyes before getting down to business. She believably kicks ass, and believably gets her ass kicked. The character designs of the witches were pretty outstanding too, like concepts from a Guillermo del Toro sketchbook. If you’re going to go see a January movie, this is probably one of your better bets. Not great, but enjoyable.