I should be jumping for joy after watching this latest red band trailer for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, but I’m not. It’s an R-rated action/comedy that doesn’t seem to be taking itself too seriously, which is usually a good pairing, plus it stars Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner.
These two stars, plus the R-rated camp of the trailers still aren’t doing this film any favors and instead making it look like something that most are going to want to skip. Director Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow) might just have a case of bad trailers, but I’m leaning more towards this film trying a little too hard to be something fun without ever actually feeling like a fun time.
Its heart is in the right place, but it’s still feeling a little lifeless.
Watch the new trailer below:
The film opens on January 25th, 2013.