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The second red band trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is still not impressive

Jan. 4, 2013by: Alex Maidy

If a movie has a January release date, it usually means the studio is dumping the movie in a time when it knows there will be zero competition at the box office. That does not often bode well for the product on screen, either. HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS is the latest movie to suffer that particular fate, which is a shame considering Jeremy Renner is riding high on the box office success of THE AVENGERS and THE BOURNE LEGACY.

This new red band trailer just continues to show the same thing we learned about Renner during his hosting gig on Saturday Night Live: the guy is not meant for comedy. HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS seems to be going for somewhere between comedy, action, and horror, something that didn't work to much better effect in Terry Gilliam's THE BROTHERS GRIMM back in 2005.

What follows feels like an extended TV spot with a couple of f-bombs and one blood splattered closing image. Not exactly selling much at this point, are we Paramount?

Plot: After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches...their past.

HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITHC HUNTERS also stars Peter Stormare playing what appears to be the same role he had in THE BROTHERS GRIMM, Famke Janssen, and Zoe Bell. it opens in theaters on January 25, 2013 in 3D.

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5:14PM on 01/04/2013
I think the movie looks great and I think it's going to be a blast. Love the concept and it looks like Renner and Arterton have great chemistry.

Will be seeing this one right away.
I think the movie looks great and I think it's going to be a blast. Love the concept and it looks like Renner and Arterton have great chemistry.

Will be seeing this one right away.
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3:37PM on 01/04/2013

Looks like crap

I guess I`ll rent it from Netflix just for Gemma Arterton
I guess I`ll rent it from Netflix just for Gemma Arterton
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3:34PM on 01/04/2013
Good actors, bad movie.
Good actors, bad movie.
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3:16PM on 01/04/2013
I like it. It's at least different from a lot of other movies that have come out. As for Van Helsing, that movie was trying too hard. This just looks like fun.
I like it. It's at least different from a lot of other movies that have come out. As for Van Helsing, that movie was trying too hard. This just looks like fun.
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2:34PM on 01/04/2013

Worst concept EVER.

This looks like Ass- gonna make Van Helsing look like genius.
This looks like Ass- gonna make Van Helsing look like genius.
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12:38PM on 01/04/2013

meh

not excited by this or anything else from this whole post-modern fantasy trend that the box office of "Alice in Wonderland" snowballed.
not excited by this or anything else from this whole post-modern fantasy trend that the box office of "Alice in Wonderland" snowballed.
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12:12PM on 01/04/2013

the first trailer....

the normal green band one, was actually pretty good and made me re-think that this movie wouldnt be so bad, bu the 2 ed bands have been awful.Looks lke it will be on DVD i about 3 weeks.
the normal green band one, was actually pretty good and made me re-think that this movie wouldnt be so bad, bu the 2 ed bands have been awful.Looks lke it will be on DVD i about 3 weeks.
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11:35AM on 01/04/2013

just maybe

They hope to have the audience of the UNDERWORLD and RESIDENT EVIL movies... Most of them were released in January if I remember correctly... Or was it the other dumping period (September) ?
They hope to have the audience of the UNDERWORLD and RESIDENT EVIL movies... Most of them were released in January if I remember correctly... Or was it the other dumping period (September) ?
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8:46PM on 01/04/2013
Jan for Underworld, Sep for RE. I am a fan of both series, and you may be on to something. The part of me that likes those movies wants to be optimistic about some of the hyper-stylizations here. I'm just not sold, though. Will check it out on VOD I'm sure.
Jan for Underworld, Sep for RE. I am a fan of both series, and you may be on to something. The part of me that likes those movies wants to be optimistic about some of the hyper-stylizations here. I'm just not sold, though. Will check it out on VOD I'm sure.
11:16AM on 01/04/2013
I just don't know who thought this would be a good idea in the first place. When one thinks of Hansel and Gretel, they think of toe-headed little children in lederhosen chomping at a gingerbread house. And I just don't get Renner's appeal. He kind of seems like an abrasive, unlikeable leading man. I'm gonna avoid this one for sure.
I just don't know who thought this would be a good idea in the first place. When one thinks of Hansel and Gretel, they think of toe-headed little children in lederhosen chomping at a gingerbread house. And I just don't get Renner's appeal. He kind of seems like an abrasive, unlikeable leading man. I'm gonna avoid this one for sure.
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