I really wanted this to be a good movie, cos I’m a fan of Gemma Arteton and cos the premise of the film is so promising (like the Supernatural TV series really). Sadly, the characterisation is less than two-dimensional and there are no moral dilemmas in the film whatsoever. What you see is what you get. Since we don’t really care about the main characters at all, the non-stop fighting is just dull rather than edge-of-your-seat. The whole affair has a whiff of misogyny about it too, which is very disappointing for a film starring Ms Arteton. Hmm. Any saving graces at all? Well, the show is stolen by a troll called Edward. Yes, an animatronic troll steals every scene. Says it all. It gets 4 out of 10 from me. They should have asked me and Matt to write the script, the fools.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – a bit of a stinker