Guess what I did last night?! I went to see Hansel and Gretel at the midnight showing. I know, I am getting pretty old to be going to late night showing but I could not help myself. I promise not to give any spoilers.You might not know this about me but I love fairy tales, especially dark fairy tales the way they were once told to little children who misbehaved. They were told as warning to children in dark time to keep them safe of the dark arts roaming the world. Now because of Disney which I do love, everything is flowers and butterflies. Having little princess that need the help of prince charming to come and rescue them. Instead of helping themselves. Maybe I should stop the rambling, haha.
The reason I was interested in watching in Hansel and Gretel was because the female character seem to be strong and could hold her own. I took a chance and went. I am now completely in love with the movie. Most of the main characters in the movie were strong female roles who could take the beating and give one back just as well. Gretel did not scream for her brother anytime things got hard. She had brains, beauty and power with every punch. Now, I am not a movie critic but I admire a strong female role who shows that she does not need her prince to come fight the big bad dragon for her.
I will tell you this, the movie is not for small children due to the nature of a lot of blood and of tearing people apart. However, if you are going on a date night with your hubby it is an excellent movie.
I hope they make another Hasel and Gretel in the future because fairy tales is what keeps dream alive.
Also the movie theater I went to had the Hansel and Gretel actual costume on display. Sorry the pictures are not so great but I only had my phone with me.