Hansel & Gretel review

A confused South Korean film that is more dark fantasy than horror, Hansel & Gretel suffers from apparently not knowing what it wants to be.

The concept is strong and the story original and the wonderful world created by the intricate design, especially of the sets, is a standout feature. But the viewer is jarringly thrown around, sometimes incoherently, and is pushed far too quickly past the dark humour and scares that make the start of the film so enjoyable.

3 out of 5

5th Feb 2009