My hubby and I went to the movies this afternoon. We had quite a few choices to decide from; we knew that Hansel & Gretel was a definite but there were other possible contenders. We discussed Les Miserables but both of us weren’t in the proper frame of mind for that type of deep, heart wrenching story. There were other types of action adventures, Sylvester Stallone has his newest Bullet to the Head, this one is the typical big guns, big fist fight, bang them up and blast them up action movie that we weren’t in the mood for today either. Then there was a possible pick that caught my fancy, Stand Up Guys with Christopher Walken, Al Pacino and Alan Arkin, it looks really good with three powerhouses for actors. The previews made me want to have been an extra on the movie set while they were making the movie; it just seemed, while watching their rapport during the previews, that they had way too much fun making the movie. However, my hubby and I chose otherwise, so we will see this movie some other day.
Hansel & Gretel was definitely our type of movie. What I really liked about it was that the actors were first rate and the story was treated with respect. The writer took the general feel for the story and introduced a novel interpretation of a few “facts”. It was at various times high action, high impact and I didn’t mind the 3-D so much. All the important ingredients were in the movie; good versus evil, courage, noble actions, loyalty and there was a priority for acceptance, open-mindedness and having faith. The relationship between Hansel and Gretel, I felt is a positive role model for children, they both look out for each other, they are open with each other and depend on one another. I especially loved the fact that Gretel is one very strong young lady with a beautiful heart and an open mind.
I genuinely really liked this movie. I especially appreciate when film makers take the time to invest in a good story, good acting and a strong message. The effects were great by the way. I love movies.