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Trailer and poster for Hansel and Gretel with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton arrives

Sep. 4, 2012by:

The first trailer for the long-delayed HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS has arrived, featuring an updated take on the gothic tale. Starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the titular characters, the films sees the fabled characters all grown up and out for witch blood in a quest to make a few bucks, while dishing out some hearty revenge. It looks like great, cheesy fun and if the rumors of an R-rated gorefest are true, then it very well may be. However, we all saw what happened the last time this genre took a jaunt into that territory (ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER anyone?), so one can never be sure.

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Catching up with Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) 15 years after the traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have evolved into vengeful bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches. Over the years, the siblings became expert hunters, famous for their proficiency at tracking and taking down their prey.

Although still recovering from their ordeal, their work is relatively easy as for an unknown reason harmful spells and curses do not work well against them. The Mayor of Augsburg recruits them to rid the town and nearby forests of an evil sorceress (Janssen) who is planning to sacrifice many local children at the witches gathering during the upcoming Blood Moon night in two days time. To make things worse, the duo also has to deal with the brutal Sheriff Berringer (Stormare) who has taken power in Augsburg and conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.

HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS opens on January 11, 2013.

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1:44PM on 09/04/2012

Wow...

Bad wow.
Bad wow.
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1:45PM on 09/04/2012
That looked fun. I like the tongue-in-cheek self-narration angle from Renner. And while I've never really been a fan, this seems a good use of Famke Janssen.

But again, another movie that would seem perfect Halloween fare gets a shitty January release.
That looked fun. I like the tongue-in-cheek self-narration angle from Renner. And while I've never really been a fan, this seems a good use of Famke Janssen.

But again, another movie that would seem perfect Halloween fare gets a shitty January release.
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1:56PM on 09/04/2012

Im sorry

but that looked exactly like Brothers Grimm all the way down to Peter Stormare, the sets, and the kid sidekick.
but that looked exactly like Brothers Grimm all the way down to Peter Stormare, the sets, and the kid sidekick.
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1:56PM on 09/04/2012
Van Hellsing springs to mind. Anyone else?
Van Hellsing springs to mind. Anyone else?
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2:56PM on 09/04/2012
Exactly like Van Helsing except with different characters. Although I did like bits and pieces of Van Helsing, it was kinda lame. This looks about the same. Parts would be good, but mostly disappointing.
Exactly like Van Helsing except with different characters. Although I did like bits and pieces of Van Helsing, it was kinda lame. This looks about the same. Parts would be good, but mostly disappointing.
1:59PM on 09/04/2012
Don't see how anyone couldn't be stoked on this. Hot actors, horror, comedy, and getting the R rated treatment.
Don't see how anyone couldn't be stoked on this. Hot actors, horror, comedy, and getting the R rated treatment.
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2:03PM on 09/04/2012
Don't see how anyone couldn't be stoked on this. Hot actors, horror, comedy, and getting the R rated treatment.
Don't see how anyone couldn't be stoked on this. Hot actors, horror, comedy, and getting the R rated treatment.
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2:06PM on 09/04/2012
WTF
WTF
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2:08PM on 09/04/2012

Holy Fuck.

No wonder that was delayed so long. Kind of embarrassing, no? Future so bad it's good cult classic? Definitely
No wonder that was delayed so long. Kind of embarrassing, no? Future so bad it's good cult classic? Definitely
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2:08PM on 09/04/2012
Van Hellsing springs to mind. Anyone else?
Err... Double Post? Sorry.
Van Hellsing springs to mind. Anyone else?
Err... Double Post? Sorry.
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2:51PM on 09/04/2012

Ehh

Netflix job for me. Or maybe an HBO job.
Netflix job for me. Or maybe an HBO job.
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2:58PM on 09/04/2012
Only reason to see it, Famke Janssen.
Only reason to see it, Famke Janssen.
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2:58PM on 09/04/2012

Looks like that last Three Musketeers movie

except fun.

Also I dug Brothers Grimm, again, not some award-pining stuff, but fun.
except fun.

Also I dug Brothers Grimm, again, not some award-pining stuff, but fun.
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3:50PM on 09/04/2012
I'm down for anything with Renner and Arterton , this looks like a cool two hours of escapist good times .
I'm down for anything with Renner and Arterton , this looks like a cool two hours of escapist good times .
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3:59PM on 09/04/2012
Takes itself less seriously then Abe Lincoln seemed to (Yay)
Looks exactly like Van Helsing (Boo)

I counted two "walk away from explosions" shots in the trailer alone. Also why are movies STILL taking cues from The Matrix in 2012? IT ONLY EVER MADE SENSE IN THE MATRIX BECAUSE OF THE CONTEXT OF THE MATRIX!

Films like this and Abe Lincoln upset me because they're such cheeseball, kitschy material that they could make for some brilliant straight up horror comedy b-movies with laughable OTT
Takes itself less seriously then Abe Lincoln seemed to (Yay)
Looks exactly like Van Helsing (Boo)

I counted two "walk away from explosions" shots in the trailer alone. Also why are movies STILL taking cues from The Matrix in 2012? IT ONLY EVER MADE SENSE IN THE MATRIX BECAUSE OF THE CONTEXT OF THE MATRIX!

Films like this and Abe Lincoln upset me because they're such cheeseball, kitschy material that they could make for some brilliant straight up horror comedy b-movies with laughable OTT practical FX. But they all just seemed CGI neutered, derivative, generic snoozefests.
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4:43PM on 09/04/2012

Meh

Like most I can't get to excited about this. I totally dig Renner, and Stormare is always a blast to watch. But am I alone in finding Arterton completely bland. Her delivery in that trailer sounded like the kind of thing you get from a Syfy original. Netfilx may prove me wrong some day.
P.S. Why is there no trace of German accent on ANYONE in this thing.
Like most I can't get to excited about this. I totally dig Renner, and Stormare is always a blast to watch. But am I alone in finding Arterton completely bland. Her delivery in that trailer sounded like the kind of thing you get from a Syfy original. Netfilx may prove me wrong some day.
P.S. Why is there no trace of German accent on ANYONE in this thing.
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4:43PM on 09/04/2012
Heres the thing, I enjoy popcorn escapist fun as much as the next movie lover BUT
1. Gemma Arterton cannot act. Pretty face. No presence.
2. I love Jeremy Renner but couldn't they at least attempt to make his hair look the period? It looks like he just walked off the Bourne set and threw on a new costume.
3. I am certainly over 3D.
4. I am certainly over CGI.
5. I am certainly over irresponsible, brainless Hollywood makeovers of classic stories.
Heres the thing, I enjoy popcorn escapist fun as much as the next movie lover BUT
1. Gemma Arterton cannot act. Pretty face. No presence.
2. I love Jeremy Renner but couldn't they at least attempt to make his hair look the period? It looks like he just walked off the Bourne set and threw on a new costume.
3. I am certainly over 3D.
4. I am certainly over CGI.
5. I am certainly over irresponsible, brainless Hollywood makeovers of classic stories.
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4:59PM on 09/04/2012

Could be stupid fun

and I always like to see Famke Janssen.
and I always like to see Famke Janssen.
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5:40PM on 09/04/2012

So...

Is this R or PG-13 because I thought they were doing one of these movies and it was suppose to be R. Looks like PG-13 though for sure ;( it looks pretty nuts
Is this R or PG-13 because I thought they were doing one of these movies and it was suppose to be R. Looks like PG-13 though for sure ;( it looks pretty nuts
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8:02PM on 09/04/2012
Wow...even by my standards this looks fucking terrible...
Wow...even by my standards this looks fucking terrible...
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8:04PM on 09/04/2012
Wow...even by my standards this looks fucking terrible...
Wow...even by my standards this looks fucking terrible...
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9:23PM on 09/04/2012

Hopefully it gets good reviews.

The trailer doesn't excite me one way or the other. I'm getting a bad Van Helsing vibe here, but so far Jeremy Renner has earned the benefit of the doubt.
The trailer doesn't excite me one way or the other. I'm getting a bad Van Helsing vibe here, but so far Jeremy Renner has earned the benefit of the doubt.
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11:57PM on 09/04/2012
If the movie can find the right balance of taking itself just seriously enough vs. winky-winky in on the joke, this could be great fun. I am cautious, but hopeful.
If the movie can find the right balance of taking itself just seriously enough vs. winky-winky in on the joke, this could be great fun. I am cautious, but hopeful.
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1:07AM on 09/05/2012
Reminds me a bit of The Brothers Grimm....which I hated.
Reminds me a bit of The Brothers Grimm....which I hated.
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1:09AM on 09/05/2012
OK, Jeremy Renner is a fun guy to watch. Famke Janssen as a witch seems appropriate (needed to be featured more). Gemma Arterton head-butting Peter Stormare? Really?

In all it's the kind of movie that, were it done right, I could enjoy, but I'm not likely to line up at the theater to see it.
OK, Jeremy Renner is a fun guy to watch. Famke Janssen as a witch seems appropriate (needed to be featured more). Gemma Arterton head-butting Peter Stormare? Really?

In all it's the kind of movie that, were it done right, I could enjoy, but I'm not likely to line up at the theater to see it.
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4:13AM on 09/05/2012
Judging by the Trailer, cool guys still don't look at explosions:
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Judging by the Trailer, cool guys still don't look at explosions:
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7:53AM on 09/05/2012
Reminds me of Van Helsing more than anything else. I think I was one of the few people that liked that movie. This looks cool too.
Reminds me of Van Helsing more than anything else. I think I was one of the few people that liked that movie. This looks cool too.
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8:25AM on 09/05/2012

Look

I thought Van Helsing and the Brothers Grimm were kind of fun throw aways and I think this will land squarely in their midst. Despite my dislike for Gemma Arterton, I like Renner and Jansen a lot. Matinee on a rainy/cold afternoon.
I thought Van Helsing and the Brothers Grimm were kind of fun throw aways and I think this will land squarely in their midst. Despite my dislike for Gemma Arterton, I like Renner and Jansen a lot. Matinee on a rainy/cold afternoon.
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9:57AM on 09/05/2012
Like everyone else seems to be saying, looks exactly like Brothers Grimm and Van Helsing. I'll pass on this one.
Like everyone else seems to be saying, looks exactly like Brothers Grimm and Van Helsing. I'll pass on this one.
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12:50PM on 09/05/2012

Looks fun.

I'll check this out when it comes out!
I'll check this out when it comes out!
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2:32PM on 09/06/2012
Cheesy as FUCK! But it looks like mad fun to watch anyhoo
@extratidbit: Rumpelstiltskin: First Troll, Starring: Ben Foster, Amber Heard and the voice of David Tennant
Cheesy as FUCK! But it looks like mad fun to watch anyhoo
@extratidbit: Rumpelstiltskin: First Troll, Starring: Ben Foster, Amber Heard and the voice of David Tennant
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4:35PM on 09/06/2012

Last Quote in Trailer

Sums this up perfectly - "You have to be kidding me."
Should be called Hansel & Gretel: BOX OFFICE Hunters because there's no f-ing way this is making more than $25 mil.
Sums this up perfectly - "You have to be kidding me."
Should be called Hansel & Gretel: BOX OFFICE Hunters because there's no f-ing way this is making more than $25 mil.
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4:39PM on 09/06/2012

Last Quote in Trailer

Sums this up perfectly - "You have to be kidding me."
Should be called Hansel & Gretel: BOX OFFICE Hunters because there's no f-ing way this is making more than $25 mil.
Sums this up perfectly - "You have to be kidding me."
Should be called Hansel & Gretel: BOX OFFICE Hunters because there's no f-ing way this is making more than $25 mil.
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11:25AM on 09/07/2012
Doesn't look very good.

Doesn't look very good.

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