Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hansel and Gretel Get Baked - Review - @BrandonCSites / #Horror

Hansel and Gretel Get Baked (2013) **1/2
D: Duane Journey
C: Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael Welch, Molly Quinn, Cary Elwes, Yancy Butler, Lochlyn Munro, Bianca Saad

Plot Synopsis: A new marijuana strain called Black Forest is giving stoners the ultimate high. Turns out an evil witch is behind its production and she is preying upon her customers, even eating them (literally), in an effort to regain her youth and beauty. 

Review: One of the multiple releases that 2013 saw incorporating the Hansel and Gretel story. This one falls somewhere in the middle. It's not an abysmal failure like Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, but it doesn't particularly stand out either, though it is a fun & entertaining film.

This one scores some points for trying to do something different, trying to modernize the story and for it's clever integration of the Hansel and Gretel story. However, what stands out about the film is Lara Flynn Boyle. She's practically the whole show here. She eats up her role as the witch with relish and dominates every frames she is in. She brings life and energy to her role and to the film without ever going over the top. It's a showy role and she milks it for every dollar that it is worth. [Not Rated] 90 mins. 

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