What do you get when you take the director of Dead Snow and give him free reign over Grimm's Fairy Tales and a liberal amount of fake blood? Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. It's been universally panned by critics for being a gory mess of a parody but well-liked enough by moviegoers to take No. 1 at the box office. Analysts chalk up its inexplicable win to a lackluster roster of films to choose from, but they're obviously underestimating the appeal of a black comedy full of absurdity, expletives, and excessive gore.
This film delivers campy perfection, living up to the incredibly high low expectations.
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