'Hansel & Gretel,' 'Movie 43' and 'Parker' reviewed by Mr. Moviefone
This week at the movies, a comedy with a dozen directors, Jason Statham is doing what Jason Statham does and a children's tale is turned on its bloody head in "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters."
Brother and sister are now all grown up, hunting witches in a quest for vengeance, but now the hunters have become the hunted. Starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.
The Reel Deal: In the never ending quest for Hollywood to destroy all my childhood memories, putting a hip new twist on another children's fairy tale is again, a bad idea. I'm out.
It's a celebrity smorgasbord in "Movie 43." This movie is riddled with star cameos and offensive story lines. The plot, I think, three teenagers use the internet to find the most banned movie in the world.
The Reel Deal: No advance screening for critics means that apparently the number 43 refers to the number of stars it takes to make a really bad comedy. I'm out.
Jason Statham is a thief looking for revenge in "Parker." After a heist goes bad, his crew leaves him for dead and takes off with the loot. But as we well know by now, Jason Statham doesn't die and he teams up with Jennifer Lopez to even the score.
The Reel Deal: "Parker" is poorly written, poorly acted, poorly directed, stupidly violent and looks like it was made for about fifty bucks. But other than that, it's terrible. I'm out.
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