Yup. Hansel and Gretel have grown up and now they hunt witches. Although the trailer gives us the enormous guns and blockbuster level explosions we'd expect to find in a Michael Bay picture, the film is actually produced by the duo of Will Ferrel and Adam Mccay. It. Looks. Insane.
On one hand it seems to have more of a sense of humor to it than the similar (and abysmal) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but it doesn't look quite like a laugh riot either. Check it out and judge for yourself:
Here are some passing thoughts:
-00:20: The entrance to the Witch's house of candy kind of looks like a day-glow Slinky.
-00:29: I hope Jeremy Renner took good care of Laurence Fishburne's Matrix jacket.
-00:56: That might just be the first female headbutt caught on celluloid.
-1:02: Dude, who needs a speeder bike when you've got a broomstick?… No seriously though, that HAS to be inspired by Return of the Jedi.
-1:15: Contrary to reports from the Scandanavian Witch Association children are not part of a healthy, balanced diet.
-1:35: Considering that Famke Jansen still looks exactly like she did in the first X-Men I'm starting to think she might actually be a witch!
-1:55: Conjoined, killer-goth twins??? Awesome!
-2:08: Apparently "you gotta be kidding me" was a saying back in the 1600's too.
Will you be seeing Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters?