History Film / HanselAndGretelWitchHunters

22nd May '16 9:26:55 AM F1Krazy
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* TruerToTheText: Played with. The opening sequence with Hansel and Gretel as children is one of the rare examples of a fairytale adaptation that doesn't spare the horror and brutality of the original. The ''rest'' of the film, on the other hand...



* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: Subverted. [[spoiler: At the end, Hans narrates how even though revenge won't change the past or bring their parents back, it still feels pretty damn good.]]

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* VengeanceFeelsEmpty: Subverted. [[spoiler: At the end, Hans Hansel narrates how even though revenge won't change the past or bring their parents back, it still feels pretty damn good.]]
22nd May '16 9:20:05 AM F1Krazy
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The real town of Augsburg has never looked anything like the small village the movie takes place in. A prospering rich center of trade would be much closer to reality. It was so large that it would periodically be the seat of the Imperial Diet (the General Assembly of the Empire). Furthermore, Augsburg not only had its own military, but contained a key base for the Holy Roman Empire. Thus was literally crammed with soldiers, [[spoiler:The Witches attacking it before they gained immortality would have been suicidal.]] Also, whike he movie was correct in that Augsburg was surrounded by forests, the Lech River which runs through the town is completely missing.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The real town of Augsburg has never looked anything like the small village the movie takes place in. A prospering rich center of trade would be much closer to reality. It was so large that it would periodically be the seat of the Imperial Diet (the General Assembly of the Empire). Furthermore, Augsburg not only had its own military, but contained a key base for the Holy Roman Empire. Thus Empire, and so was literally crammed with soldiers, soldiers. [[spoiler:The Witches attacking it before they gained immortality would have been suicidal.]] Also, whike he while the movie was correct in that Augsburg was surrounded by forests, the Lech River which runs through the town is completely missing.



--> *as the mercenary crosses himself at her approach* "Don't bother. Even your God knows better..."

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--> *as [''as the mercenary crosses himself at her approach* approach''] "Don't bother. Even your God knows better..."



* BadassNormal: Hansel and Gretel have no magical powers [[spoiler:despite being the children of a white witch themselves]] but are very skilled at dispatching witches using conventional weapons and plenty of cunning.

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* BadassNormal: Hansel and Gretel have no magical powers [[spoiler:despite being the children of a white witch White Witch themselves]] but are very skilled at dispatching witches using conventional weapons and plenty of cunning.
16th Feb '16 1:16:41 AM Adept
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** Then again, it could have been ''[[AWizardDidIt magic]]'' candy.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The real town of Augsburg has never looked anything like the small village the movie takes place in. A prospering rich center of trade would be much closer to reality. It was so large that it would periodically be the seat of the Imperial Diet (the General Assembly of the Empire). Furthermore, Augsburg not only had its own military, but contained a key base for the Holy Roman Empire. Thus was literally crammed with soldiers, [[spoiler:The Witches attacking it before they gained immortality would have been suicidal.]]
** Considering that the witches were essentially bulletproof and could attack from the skies with their brooms, it's more like it'd be suicide for the soldiers.
** The movie was correct in that Augsburg was surrounded by forests. However, the Lech River which runs through the town is completely missing.

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** Then again, it could have been ''[[AWizardDidIt magic]]'' candy.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The real town of Augsburg has never looked anything like the small village the movie takes place in. A prospering rich center of trade would be much closer to reality. It was so large that it would periodically be the seat of the Imperial Diet (the General Assembly of the Empire). Furthermore, Augsburg not only had its own military, but contained a key base for the Holy Roman Empire. Thus was literally crammed with soldiers, [[spoiler:The Witches attacking it before they gained immortality would have been suicidal.]]
** Considering that the witches were essentially bulletproof and could attack from the skies with their brooms, it's more like it'd be suicide for the soldiers.
** The
]] Also, whike he movie was correct in that Augsburg was surrounded by forests. However, forests, the Lech River which runs through the town is completely missing.



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* KillItWithFire: One way of killing witches.

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* KillItWithFire: One way Fire is the greatest weakness for the witches. In fact, the BigBad's main goal is to eat the heart of killing witches.the Grand White Witch to make themselves immune to fire.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Famke Janssen seems to go from a British to Dutch to American accent throughout the film.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: OohMeAccentsSlipping:
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Famke Janssen seems to go from a British to Dutch to American accent throughout the film.
29th Nov '15 6:38:49 PM AllKnowingEditor
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* HumbleBoast: Hansel asks Ben if he has ever shot a gun, Ben kind of quietly remarks that he won a shooting contest at the county fair...three times, Hansel just smiles and helps him up onto his horse.

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* HumbleBoast: HumbleBrag: Hansel asks Ben if he has ever shot a gun, Ben kind of quietly remarks that he won a shooting contest at the county fair...three times, Hansel just smiles and helps him up onto his horse.
29th Nov '15 6:27:06 PM AllKnowingEditor
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* ForgottenFallenFriend: Poor [[spoiler:Jackson]] never gets so much as a mention after his black magic induced suicide despite risking his life helping Hansel and Gretel [[spoiler:capture a witch.]]

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* ForgottenFallenFriend: Poor [[spoiler:Jackson]] never gets so much as a mention after his black magic induced suicide black-magic forced suicide, despite risking his life helping Hansel and Gretel [[spoiler:capture a witch.]]


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* HumbleBoast: Hansel asks Ben if he has ever shot a gun, Ben kind of quietly remarks that he won a shooting contest at the county fair...three times, Hansel just smiles and helps him up onto his horse.
6th Nov '15 4:16:20 PM lakingsif
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''Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters'' is a 2013 action adventure film based on the [[Literature/HanselAndGretel classic fairy tale]] by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm. Starring Creator/JeremyRenner, Creator/GemmaArterton, Creator/PeterStormare and Creator/FamkeJanssen. And written and directed by Tommy Wirkola, the director of Film/DeadSnow.

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''Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters'' is a 2013 action adventure film based on the [[Literature/HanselAndGretel classic fairy tale]] by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm. Starring Creator/JeremyRenner, Creator/GemmaArterton, Creator/PeterStormare Creator/PeterStormare, and Creator/FamkeJanssen. And written and directed by Tommy Wirkola, the director of Film/DeadSnow.
1st Nov '15 6:57:15 PM Brandon
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* AnachronismStew: It's unclear exactly when the movie is supposed to be set, but even aside from Hansel and Gretel's unexplained steampunk armory, there's a ridiculous variance in tech levels, especially among the more "mundane" firearms.

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* AnachronismStew: It's unclear exactly when the movie is supposed to be set, but even aside from Hansel and Gretel's unexplained steampunk armory, there's a ridiculous variance in tech levels, especially among the more "mundane" firearms. Hansel and Gretel also occasionally use a lot of more modern expressions like "stay cool" and "friggin".
24th Oct '15 2:41:40 AM Arivne
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* ShoutOut: Hansel and Gretal's mother resembles [[Film/SleepyHollow Ichabod Crane's]]: slightly EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette with long hair and a blue dress. [[spoiler: both were (or implied to be) white witches who loved their children but got killed by witch hunters.]]

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* ShoutOut: Hansel and Gretal's Gretel's mother resembles [[Film/SleepyHollow Ichabod Crane's]]: slightly EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette with long hair and a blue dress. [[spoiler: both were (or implied to be) white witches who loved their children but got killed by witch hunters.]]
24th Oct '15 2:38:57 AM Arivne
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Muriel reveals to Hansel and Gretel that their mother, Adrianna, was a benevolent white witch and that the reason why they are immune to black magic is due to being blessed by their mother with a spell of protection as children. Muriel needed the heart of a white witch as the final ingredient in the feast of the Blood Moon ritual, in order to make her and the rest of the black witches immune to fire. Adrianna was far too strong in the craft for them to overpower, so Muriel intended to have Gretel's heart instead. Muriel then spread rumours of Adrianna being a witch, causing the villagers to storm their home and burn her alive (not to mention hanging their father when he ran in to try and save her). However, their father was able lead them into the forest and leave them there to protect them from the villagers.]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Muriel reveals to Hansel and Gretel that their mother, Adrianna, was a benevolent white witch and that the reason why they are immune to black magic is due to being blessed by their mother with a spell of protection as children. Muriel needed the heart of a white witch as the final ingredient in the feast of the Blood Moon ritual, in order to make her and the rest of the black witches immune to fire. Adrianna was far too strong in the craft for them to overpower, so Muriel intended to have Gretel's heart instead. Muriel then spread rumours of Adrianna being a witch, causing the villagers to storm their home and burn her alive (not to mention hanging their father when he ran in to try and save her). However, their father was able to lead them into the forest and leave them there to protect them from the villagers.]]
24th Oct '15 2:30:49 AM Arivne
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* GratuitousGerman: Completely averted, which is odd considering the move takes place in Germany. Doubly so when some of the actors are German, but speak with American Accents. This the TranslationConvention might be in effect.

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* GratuitousGerman: Completely averted, which is odd considering the move takes place in Germany. Doubly so when some of the actors are German, but speak with American Accents.accents. This the TranslationConvention might be in effect.
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