This was a different take on the classic Hansel and Gretel fairy tale. As the title reads I didn't find it great or utterly disappointing. It could have been better and it could have been a hell of a lot worse, thus it lands smack dab in middle. Currently there are over 300 people that rated this movie 4 or 5 stars. In reading them I found quite a few that read as if the movie is only "okay", some read exactly that. That would be a 3 star rating. DO NOT RATE IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE A RATING SCALE For these reviews to be this lopsided on a such an obviously average film it's no wonder Hollywood continues to churn out drivel continuously.
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Cracks me up though when you have a witch that can pick up somebody by one hand, but whenever it comes time to finishing off one of main characters during a fight, the person that's about to be finised off can somehow hold the witches (suddenly not so strong) hand back. But of course that age-old fight sequence type is done in every single movie with that type of fight scene. I went ahead and bought it because I would watch this again -just wish I got the unrated version.
A great "What if..." adaptation of a familiar fairy-tale. I had no expectations when watching it for the first time and was very pleasantly surprised with the results. Fairy-tale magic plus steampunk style tech plus good looking stars willing to play it to the nines makes for a very entertaining get-away from the drudgery of reality. And to all those who poo-pooed the movie, lighten up people, you're taking yourself way too seriously.