HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS ( MA15+)
JUST as the world huffed a collective ‘‘ what the . . . ?’’ at 2012’ s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, this junky offering is equally, hopelessly unnecessary. The famous fairytale is merely a leaping- off point for an addled action- fantasy- horror- comedy combo. And when it does take that jump, all potential to entertain, excite or amuse just keeps on plummeting. Hansel ( Jeremy Renner) and Gretel ( Gemma Arterton) are a bro- sis witch- killing machine ready to whack anyone with a wand, a pointy black hat or a flying broomstick. Unless you’re a sucker for the unlikely-characters- as- action- heroes effect, stay right away from the entire genre.
Now showing Village Cinemas