January 29 – Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters review

I know I’m not good at naming a blog post, but d hell, this is my place :))

Anyway, aside from the title itself, I must first share today’s special event.

Today, as in today January 29, 2013 (though t’was published already 30..lol) is our 9th year anniversary. Wow! 9 years of suffering! lol… nah, 9 years of pure love (naks, makabawi naman).

So, moving on.. yun nga, 9 years, ano bah mga anyare today…

Hmm.. I woke up early to prepare my unica hijas basic needs for today (minus d air of course cause its God gift), cause Shaun is not yet at home from d night shift

Off to work at 6.20 (grrr.. no matter how I forced myself to go on 6.15), late again for our team policy of 5 min. prior to the shift.

So, that’s it.. usual stuff at work..

at lunch time since I don’t have my cellphone, I used Roselyn’s phone to text Shaun to fetch me at 4, after work to celebrate our anniversary..

Ar exactly 4, he was already outside office (wew, excited..lol )

We first went to St. Jude church to light a candle and pray.

after that  we’re off to SM, had a little argument of where to go, but we’ve made a decision that we’re going SM.

By the way, we also argued of what to do in SM..lol..  (nothing, just stare at each others eyes..lol)

wew, kidding aside..

So, at SM we first had a grocery for what to bring inside the cinema..

Of what to watch, we had a little split decision, I kinda like the Parker movie (forgot the whole title) but Hansel and Gretel sounds interesting, for a name such lame and a poster with big guns, Oh my.. this is it..

For the movie itself I must say, wow!

A children’s fairytale for adult (though it was just a rated PG movie), with brain smashing, and urgh.. disgusting “laman loob” exploding..

To spoil the movie, (sa mga wala pa pakita)

It was the story of Hansel and Gretel (as in literal) but they are all grown up, and are working witch hunters, (from the title itself).

Remember in the fairytale story when they had eaten the chocolates and been captured by a witch in the forest? and they have escpade and killed the witch? the movie continued the story but many years had passed..

The movie goes like this: (courtesy of wikipedia, nosebleed na kung ako mag story..lol)

Abandoned by their father deep in a forest, young Hansel and Gretel enter a gingerbread house and are nabbed by the old witch who resides in it. The witch forces Hansel to continuously eat candy while making Gretel prepare the oven, but the siblings outsmart her and shove her into the fire. Throughout the years after the incident, Hansel and Gretel become ruthless bounty hunters dedicated to exterminating witches. Their work is relatively easy because for an unknown reason, they are immune to spells and curses. Hansel, however, is diabetic as a result of his ordeal and needs to take a regular shot of a medicine every day.
One day, in the town of Augsburg, Hansel and Gretel prevent Sheriff Berringer from executing Mina, a young woman accused of witchcraft. Mayor Englemann has hired the siblings to find and rescue several children abducted by witches. Berringer hires trackers for the same mission, hoping to regain the respect of the Mayor. However, all but one of the party are killed that night by the powerful grand witch Muriel, who sends the surviving member back to the town tavern to explode as a warning to the locals. Hansel and Gretel, with the help of the Mayor’s deputy Jackson, capture a witch and interrogate her. They discover that the witches are preparing for the ritual of Blood Moon, which requires sacrificing six boys and six girls, each born on a separate month. Suddenly, Muriel, another witch, and the troll, Edward, attack the town and abduct the targeted girl. Gretel is knocked unconscious but is brought to safety by a local boy named Ben, who is aspiring to be a witch hunter himself. Hansel grabs a fleeing witch by her broomstick, but is lost in the forest.
The next morning, Hansel is found by Mina, who takes him to a spring to heal his wounds. Meanwhile, Gretel enters the forest to search for him, but she is assaulted by Berringer and his men for luring the witches to their town. She is rescued when Edward arrives and mutilates the men and mends her injuries. When asked by Gretel why he saved her, Edward answers that trolls serve witches and walks away. Hansel and Gretel reunite at an abandoned cabin, which they discover is not only their childhood home, but also a witch’s lair. Muriel appears in front of them, telling them the truth of their past. It is revealed that Hansel and Gretel’s mother was a grand white witch named Adrianna, married to a farmer. On the night of the Blood Moon, the heart of a white witch is needed to create a potion that makes witches impervious to fire. As Adrianna was too powerful, Muriel targeted Gretel, who was revealed to be a white witch herself. Muriel spread a rumor across the village about Adrianna. To keep the siblings away from the mob of villagers, their father left them in the forest before he was hanged while their mother was burned at the stake. Following this revelation, the siblings battle Muriel before she stabs Hansel and abducts Gretel for the ceremony.
Hansel wakes up to the sight of Mina, who reveals herself to be a white witch. After Mina uses a spell to bless the siblings’ arsenal, Hansel, Mina and Ben head to disrupt the Blood Moon ceremony. While Mina mows down dozens of witches with a Gatling gun, Hansel squares off against Muriel’s minions and frees the children while Edward defies Muriel’s orders and releases Gretel before he is thrown off the cliff by Muriel. Muriel attempts to flee, but Ben shoots her off her broomstick. On her way to meet up with Hansel, Gretel finds Edward and uses her stun gun to defibrillate him back to life. Hansel, Gretel and Mina follow Muriel’s trail to the old gingerbread house. During their confrontation, Muriel fatally stabs Mina. The siblings engage in a grueling fight against Muriel inside the gingerbread house until they decapitate her with a shovel. In the end, Hansel and Gretel collect the rest of their reward for rescuing the children before embarking on their next hunt, with Ben and Edward joining them.

So thats it.. end of the movie..

after watching. Shaun and I are off na sana for our dinner on a buffet restaurant, but I felt kinda lazy na and Shaun has work at 12 mn (you may not ask, he’s on a night shift sched for this week, and needs to off to work by 10), ’cause we need to travel pa from SM Ecoland to downtown.. so we just ate in chowking since that is the nearest restaurant from where we are at (the front exit.. 🙂 )

After eating,we went to a kikay shop to bought some kikay stuff for my daughter and mister donut for pasalubong..

And the day ended… bow

To my tatay Shaun… I love you more and more each year that pass. I will not be ashame to tell the world how I feel for you, I am excited to begin another year of our life. Happy anniversary!


Its not part of the event, but I just want to share what happend when we arrived home..

The water in our creek had rises because the Mintal dam had released some water from the heavy rain that day… and it was like super lakas ng current parang may malaking river nearby..



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