When I was kid, I loved the story of "Hansel & Gretel". This movie, however, by far, does not re-create that same spooky, yet fun, adventure. I don't even want to go into how poor the script and dialogues are.
Real Life Husband & Wife Gerald McRaney & Delta Burke a young Taylor Momsen,Howie Mandel, & Lynne Redgrave are enough to memit me watching this Beloved but Feared Story from my Childhood.I enjoyed seeing it on screen instead of just from a book.Delta Burke was a little TOO Good as the Evil Step Mother.Lynn Redgrave is wonderful casting as the Witch.I'm surprised this didn't do well by the Critics, because this Amateur Critic enjoyed it quite a bit.
I thought about giving this a 100 just to screw with everyone. Starts off nice and slowly falls apart due to ridiculous versions of monsters and the only cliche i'm effected by, "The Brothers Grim really did base this on a true story."
An old classic with a few changes made to it. It's full of old pop culture references which dates it. I love Gerald McRaney, and Delta Burke truly steals the show. Howie Mandel uses a slight effeminate voice and makes him a little creepy. This is a kids movie, but in one scene, The Sandman asks the Wood Fairie if she's trying to seduce him. I'm not sure why that needed to be said.
While the story itself seems interesting enough, the constant popular media references keep this story alienated from its fairy tale setting. Will only have a chance at entertaining extremely young viewers. Dakota Fanning's name on the film encouraged me to turn it on, but she plays a less than minor role.