Movie Review-Hansel & Gretel Get Baked


This title will be released on June 25, 2013.

Review-Hansel & Gretel Get Baked is a stoner comedy take on the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale. In the last month we have had them be Witch Hunters now we go to the other extreme. As juvenile and absurd as the title sounds the film is actually a pretty fun film for the most part. This film has an even blend of horror, humor and action. For people expecting a laugh a minute Scary Movie type of parody like film are going to be letdown, because when the film gets going humor is gone and we get some gore and action. The title refers to a little old lady, but the story refers to the two being just normal people living in LA. Hansel is a normal guy into photography while Gretel is a dope head. She and her man Ashton discover some kind of weed named Black Forest which is sold by our old lady. Well, Ashton ventures to Pasadena where the lady lives at to score some Black Forest well when he meets the old lady is when things get crazy. This film takes a few minutes to find its identity and get going, but make no mistake about it when that does happen, this film is going to keep you guys interested. Lara Flynn Boyle plays the old woman and she really knocks it out of the park. This is quite possibly her best film role to date, she has fun with the character when she is not making one liners, she is almost playing off to the audience and telling in jokes that you feel were not scripted and were such a welcome relief. This film tries to steer clear of the original story but at times it does borrow from it, but for the most part this film is a really big shock that I did not think I would get into, but found myself wanting to watch it again once the credits rolled. You get some fun stoner comedy, and if you are not a fan of that you get zombies, cannibalism and a shit ton of effects that really were fun to watch. The story was solid, the characters were all fun and the script was fresh feeling even though it is not original. This one is recommended, very highly recommended.

8 out of 10