The poor boy has been given the ‘sugar sickness’ from a deranged (are there any other types in the ‘bad’ category) witch that forced him to eat ‘evil candy’ with a result of injections needed daily for the rest of his life or he will ‘die on the spot’. Such is the poor plight of one Hansel in last weekend’s highest grossing film ($19 million dollars) Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Really? $11.00 to watch that in 3D to be reminded and to take away so much that is wrong in this film? The DOC (diabetes online community) has been abuzz of late about everything that is wrong with this film. Usually my reaction would be to take this on with a full court press. Honestly, why bother? Controversy only helps sell more tickets (ever wonder why some celebs’ bone-head moves seem to happen right around the opening of a new film, TV show, or the release of a book?—-trust me it is no accident). So let us not give this any more than necessary. We all get it. This one is a disaster.
This film will die a death on its own. Good. Many thought that the release this month was due to the success of Jeremy Renner coming off of Avengers and Bourne Legacy; I would argue the point that the film had to be released and to do it in January, the waste heap for the year’s movie releases going nowhere, was sending it to the abyss. I would further argue the point that the garbage can would have been a better choice.
But that answer comes from Diabetes Dad because this film has more wrong about diabetes than all of the other films we have complained about in the past; combined. It’s more than the ‘evil candy’ and ‘sugar sickness’ Hansel tends to by jabbing injections through his clothing (what a man), the whole movie is just wrong. Seems every witch needing to be destroyed has a deformity of some sort as well. The movie is just a horrid example of ………..let’s just say everything. Train-wreck fits perfectly.
The twice Oscar nominated Renner (Hurt Locker & The Town) has early in his career filmed what we can only hope is his Ishtar or Waterworld (considered two of the biggest bombs ever made). With a 50 million dollar budget and only 19 in its opening weekend and a ‘B’ audience rating (at its best), rest assured that kids are not ‘talking this film up’ in hallways across the country. That’s a good thing.
Perhaps we should not talk about it in the diabetes community either; that way it can die and die quickly. Why give it ‘ANY INK’ whatsoever? Any controversy will only help this ‘stinko’ of a film and why give it any fanfare? And we should be careful because too much fanfare of any kind could mean success and a successful movie would result in even a bigger problem…….this movie turned in to a video game; I wonder how many points for Hansel to inject while blowing-up a witch into oblivion? May we never find out.
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