Jan. 8th, 2014

mrlich: Photo with great thanks to Joe del Tufo - http://www.deltufophotography.com (Jayne - Whip This Out)
Yeah. So I broke down and watched Hansel and Gretel tonight. What can I say? I'm a sucker for fairy tales - especially bad remakes.

In this case? Really bad.

Most of you know me well enough to know that my taste in movies is such that you can be sure when I say that it's really bad that puts it into its own special category of Holy Jebus How Did This Film Get Made?!

I do try to see the silver lining in all the things, so here it is for this movie: This is the first action movie that I think I've ever seen where the co star / co hero female lead isn't really just eye candy wrapped in a couple pro-women quotes. Strip away all the awful special effects and the completely anachronistic (not in a good way) weaponry, and our heroine is STILL equal in every way to her brother. She's a warrior - and not the "slit up the side of the dress so she can stay more agile" type of warrior.

She dives into hand to hand combat with a physically superior foe wrapping a chain around her hand in one scene.

Leave it to the shit films to get one element really really right.  

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