Hansel And Gretel Witch Hunters Film Analysis

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The Analysis of “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”

Provoked by their step mother at the time of a big famine, their father leaves Hansel and Gretel in the woods. They come across a candy house by chance. Its owner hosts and feeds them. Later, she imprisons them and they learn that she is a child-eating witch. They manage to kill her and to escape from there. So is the story of Hansel and Gretel in brief. In its film adaptation , “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)”, the things are a bit different, though. It is like a sequel to the story. Unlike the original story, the film narrates what happens after they kill the witch. In the film, the original story is described briefly in the first five minutes. Then, it jumps to the time they are grown-up. They are hired by the mayor and do witch-killing as a profession to protect the villagers’
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When we read the original story, we feel sory for little Hansel and Gretel because they are abandoned to death by their parents. However, in the film they are not actually abandoned willingly. Their mother is the most powerful white (good) witch and she is not liked by black (bad) ones. She tells her husband to leave them thinking black witches can harm them. They learn this later and give up hating them, which created a delight on me.

Besides, the additions to the plot were . In the film, the witches do not kidnap children just to eat them. They do it to be able to resist fire, for fire is the most fatal thing for them. According to the plot, they should pick six male and six female children, each born in a different month, and they should also take out the heart of Gretel, the daughter of the most powerful white witch. During the rite called the night of the Blood Moon, they should combine these to get the resistance to fire. Besides, Hansel uses insuline injections because when he was made to eat a lot by witch, he contracted

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