Synopsis: The Hansel and Gretel of the fairytale have grown up and made a career out of being witch hunters for hire. When kids start going missing from a small town they called upon to find out what is going on.
Stan's thoughts: Applying 15 certificate violence to a fairytale as seen here sometimes feels like an odd mix. On the one hand you have the bone-crunching, blood-spatting fights while on the other you have a CGI troll which looks like something straight out of a PG certificate.
While it feels satisfying in a grown up way to have the gore, the plot still feels very much aimed at a younger audience and you can see what is coming from a mile away.
Not unwholly satisfying to watch and entertaining enough but for the audience it is aimed at I'd have expected it to be just a little bit cleverer and darker - I'm thinking Pan's Labyrinth which was also a 15. It gets points for having a kick-ass heroine and Jeremy Renner is a bit of a favourite but I'd rather see Warm Bodies again because at least that had its tongue firmly in its cheek.
- Stan's: 55%
- IMDB: 64%
- Metascore: 22%
- Rotten Tomatoes: 15% (from critics, audiences have rated it 62%)