Be advised, I, RunPee Mom, usually don’t do horror movies. That distinction belongs to RunPee Sis — however, she flaked out on me last night. So the task (one might even call it a burden in this case) fell to me. I’ll do my best to grade Gretel & Hansel according to the target audience.
I would describe Gretel & Hansel as Kafkaesque. Some scenes made absolutely no sense to me. The movie was peppered with bizarre landscapes and interesting camera angles. The actors certainly did a fine job with their roles, even if I couldn’t understand the dialog, which often times was delivered in unintelligible whispers…and the Witch’s delivery was impaired with a funky accent and dramatic dialog that trailed off to a whisper.
The story veered away from the children’s book to a place that was dark in plot and physically dark. For some movies this works, but in G&H, this only added to the confusion of what this film was about.
There was an interesting artistic flair to G&H which made me not hate this flick, but it wasn’t enough to make me walk out of the theater with a smile on my face, and a lightness in my heart. Nope; that didn’t happen. It left me thinking that I couldn’t wait for the sun to come up tomorrow.
About The Peetimes: This was a difficult movie for Peetimes. The dialog in this movie was largely unintelligible. The actors constantly mumbled and whispered. I tried to be as correct as I could with my interpretation of what was being said. Thanks for understanding.
There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Gretel & Hansel. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)
Rated (PG-13) for disturbing images/thematic content, and brief drug material
Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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