Gretel & Hansel

A new version of the old Grimm's fairy tales of the sinister adventures of a brother and sister in Charmed woods. In search of food hungry Greta and Hansel goes into the forest, not knowing that they will be offered a lunch, the devil's kitchen and go through all the circles of hell...

Director:
  • Oz Perkins

Stars:
Release Date: 2020-01-31
IMDb icon 5.4/10
  • Country: CA, IE, ZA, US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $5,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $21,282,967
reviews
Consuelo Colinson
06 February 2020 | 01:44

You remember the story of the brothers Grimm? Departed for parents and hunger, poor brother with sister lost in the woods. Soon they went Assembly gingerbread house and without hesitation pounced on the food. On indeed, the house served as a decoy, because in it lived a witch is a cannibal... I Think not very original the plot for a Hollywood movie? The Director and screenwriter of Oz Perkins was able to turn and the already very good tale in the author's horror film with chilling atmosphere and a very intriguing storyline. No gingerbread walls and Windows candy. House — sinister, a witch is creepy but idea — tricky.

I got the pleasure of view of this mystical atmosphere of the story and immersion this treacherous forest and that is between trees. The picture is full of symbolism, the play of light, these wandering shadows, and of course the legend of the beautiful girl in pink bonnet that opens this film, all here integrity and perfectly served. Every detail and change in the frame is thought out, the colour palette is pleasing to the eye, musical narrative, and foreshadows the pumps the plot outline.

A new version of the old tale of a sinister adventures sparkle with new colors. Folklorist, the revelation of the characters, is absolutely not empty dialogues and dynamism of the narrative, have done their necessary work, the story hooked. Characters, not so much frightened in the forehead as associative invited to speculate about the nature of subconscious fears and aberrations of the psyche, manifested in the conditions of involuntary hermetic loneliness. The actors tried, the game is decent.

8 from 10

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Dorolisa Paulsen
01 February 2020 | 12:13

The action of the grandmother is not just read me the tale of Hansel and Gretel, which was expelled from home in the forest, where they found the gingerbread house, and with him a witch. Then, a long time ago, I don't have to think as brutal work. I remember at this was they made quite a harmless cartoon. But now, in adulthood, I realize this story can be safely attributed to the horror. A couple of years ago Director Tommy Wirkola showed us his action-Packed vision of the old tales in the film "Hunters on witches" with Jeremy Renner. There was certainly horror and special effects, but they not very impressed. Now screens out "Gretel and Hansel". Came not just wondering, but it really is beautiful and scary.

Speaking in the outline film, the story is quite predictable. Gretel and Hansel were expelled from the house where had nothing to feed them. Wandering around the cold forest, where the danger awaits them on every step of the way, brother and sister find a small house, where they cordially invites middle-aged woman who's a witch. With interest looking at Gretel, it sees it (Oh the horror!) a kindred spirit and not going so just to let go. The plot thickens, the danger heats up, the expectations from the junction is immediately doubled.

The film is atmospheric and mesmerizing. Here look and believe in all taking place in the frame horror, at the back runs a chill. Such feelings arise not in the last place because "Gretel and Hansel" was filmed in Ireland. And not in some Studio pavilion, and into the wild. The only way it is possible to create a unique visual effect, which is no graphics not to forge. When you watch the film, then downright feel it beauty and style. Not least because of the Halo Olivares (operator), which tried to capture on camera the most juicy, really good moments that can not to hit.

In one of the scenes even appeared "the Hellfire Club", an old hunting Lodge, around which legends go bad. Once it built cemetery tombstones and stones, sanctuary of the druids. At this situation it is not surprising that the locals believed it was playing cards myself the Devil. There is also often gostevali various occultists and then there the crew of "Gretel and Hansel". I think that the creators have gone on risk in vain, because the film really turned out terrible and not so predictable, how can think of connoisseurs of the original tale.

The story goes far beyond our traditional understanding of the tale of the brothers Grimm. It focuses on who this really Gretel, why she is afraid of who can be her communicates with a witch. We have before us reveals a huge world, where mysticism is closely intertwined with human life. People think that they are masters of their own destiny, but they nothing understand.

The film should appeal to anyone who knows how to get pleasure from a smart, scary film, with a solid cultural Foundation, excellent acting and strong directing. At the time of viewing you times scared, but this is normal.

8 from 10

Mella Wilser
01 February 2020 | 09:20

Oz Perkins is not know in mass ranges, since all three full movie far from the usual mainstream — they are strange, unusual, contradictory and charming in its own way. All this — good quality suitable for any unique Director, forming their own style and strengthen its foundations with each new work. In case Perkins, its individualism plays him does not use — him as the author is more attracted by the aesthetic side of film faces, work with the atmosphere, suspense and visuals. Best of all this represents February 2015 — the most successful work of the Director.

But "Gretel and Hansel" — a kind of reinterpretation of the famous fairy tale, the film is a hostage of its own visual diversity. Meaningful tape anything surprising is not able, but a complete rewriting of the original source: now Gretel — the eldest child in the family, and Hansel — small, rough and silly boy. The history completely cut the father who sent their children away in the thicket of the forest, they and found the gingerbread house, which is in the film does not sweet. Yeah and generally, it is foolish to think that Oz Perkins shot a freestyle adaptation of — it "Hansel and Gretel" is another tale, original and visually splendid.

Unfortunately, in addition to the visual beauty of the film in General is nothing more to show. In it there is an interesting conflict, attractive characters and the actors playing them. Especially the young performers themselves Gretel and Hansel did not strain. The star of the band's "It" Sophia Lillis and debut at a full-length movie Sammy's Faces cause the ones emotions should feel the audience when looking at their heroes. Gretel is both pity and admiration for his tenacity and strength of spirit, and the opposite Hansel — annoying, like a true younger brother, who still the audience loves. Yes himself the world, people tuned in against children, creates an atmosphere of hopelessness that refers to visual advantages.

Basically, on script-level "Gretel and Hansel" is not enough, not depth, at least a clear straight-line history, working as the whole narrative. Director more power spent on the creation of tense and the enchanting atmosphere of uncertainty, increasing the suspense in every scene, which unfortunately, falling closer to the third act, when the stupidity of the script is not just begin to strain the viewer, they have literally become a fundamental plot. Because oz Perkins as such work with the scenario is not at all wondered, as the entire film resembles more a set of cultural images.

The characters speak only of expositional speeches, transformirovalsya of the naive stupid scared knowledgeable children speaking sensible things. As in the famous fairy tale, Gretel and Hansel stumble upon the cabin in the woods, but have Perkins done with clear bias in Irish architecture. In this house lives a witch, eating children, deception, primaeva sustenance of the main characters to yourself guests. After the witch full movie fattens Hansel, planning it to eat, and Gretel suddenly wants to teach all his witch games with magic, potions and more. Why? Good question, myself. the plot corresponds to something like: Gretel was just a girl, and witch loves men, restricting women in the rights.

In the course of history such motives several times appear, for example, men are straightforward talk to the heroes that the woman can help to the kitchen or in agriculture and may go holding to offer the most obvious services to them, men. And like logically, the emergence of witches such hostility to the opposite sex, but does the script not explain why it actually eats children and exactly how Gretel was fascinated by her, which the latter began to teach magic. The explanation is coming on its own, laughing silly and obvious, but the only true: it is just the chosen one. Gretel is more like a classic Mary sue that at some point is in itself himself draws Parallels with disney's "Star wars" and phrase: "Yes will arrive with you force."

Wound sadness and even the fact that Oz Perkins is very weak in this time job cultural and religious side of the project. In"Gretel and Hansel" enough of everything, ranging from your favorite topics with Catholicism at the Director, ending with references in the direction of the Orthodox folklore and satanic symbolism. Symbols to word and other attributes flashed it here, there is, however, logic and conscious presence mythologies in the tape itself, all these things have little. Some of it is reminiscent of "the Witch," Robert Eggers, but just fact that Oz Perkins no such an ardent "nerd" and a perfectionist as Eggers, or less, but also mater like playing with details Ari Aster ("Solstice").

"Gretel and Hansel" — it's a visionary movie with a unique style, but perfectly empty-headed substantial basis. And with this information in mind, the viewer is able to protect yourself from all those stupid, which is filled with the work of Oza Perkins. It the third feature film working as perfect visual underground, giving information color, wide-angle optics with applied a bokeh effect. And if you look "Gretel and Hansel" only as a video installation on a given subject — delight and aesthetic pleasure to the viewer will be able to experience. This is especially for using the copyright of the composer Rob whose hypnotic electronic soundtrack will long remain in the viewer in the subcortex, having sat there, like an old horror story, which does not get out of head.

6 from 10

faq
How much has Gretel & Hansel made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $21,282,967.
How much did it cost to make Gretel & Hansel?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $5,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Gretel & Hansel?
This tv-show was directed by Oz Perkins.
What is the genre of Gretel & Hansel?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Thriller, Fantasy, Horror.
Who starred in Gretel & Hansel?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey, Charles Babalola, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw.
What is Gretel & Hansel IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 5.4.
When was Gretel & Hansel released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2020-01-31.