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COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES Gemma Arterton, left, plays Gretel and Jeremy Renner plays Hansel in "Hansel &?Gretel: Witch Hunters," top. Despite having a high concept, the movie falls short of its ambitious mark.
Famke Janssen sleepwalks through her role as the Great Witch.
COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES paramount pictures
In this re-creation of the Hansel and Gretel story, the duo is armed with all sorts of gear -- pistols, rifles, a semi-automatic crossbow, a taser -- to ward off evildoers.
COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES Famke Janssen plays Muriel in HANSEL & GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS, from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.