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"Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and Jack the Giant Slayer"
URL: linkShow: Half in the BagReleased: March 5, 2013
Season 3, Episode 48 (11)Time: 30:56
Edited by: Jay BaumanMusic by: Daniel Palkowski
Cast: Mike Stoklasa, Jay Bauman
Guests: Rich Evans (credited)

"Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and Jack the Giant Slayer" is the eleventh episode of the third season of film review web series Half in the Bag, and 48th episode in the series overall. The episode aired March 5, 2013 on Blip.[1][2]

In this episode, Mike and Jay embrace escapism and two fantasy fairy re-imaginings Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and Jack the Giant Slayer.

PlotEdit

Embarrassed about being outsmarted by Mr. Plinkett, Mike and Jay watch some movies to escape from reality.

Summary and ReviewEdit

Hansel & Gretel: Witch HuntersEdit

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is a modern twist on the classic fairy tale about a brother and sister that escape the clutches of an evil witch by burning her alive. In this new version, Hansel and Gretel grow up to become blandly attractive drifters that burn witches alive somewhat frequently. When a small town's children are captured by witches, they hire Hansel and Gretel to do just that. But along the way, they discover secrets about their past and then some people explode and then rock music plays over the end credits.
— Jay Bauman

Jack the Giant SlayerEdit

Jack the Giant Slayer is the new, action-packed film which is based on the old folklore, "Jack and the Beanstalk." The movie stars Nicholas Holt as Jack and Ewan McGregor as a knight or something. Like other films in this current Hollywood trend, Jack the Giant Slayer takes a simple fairy tale and injects it with violence, steroids, and special effects. We saw this film in a theater, where it was projected on a screen.
— Mike Stoklasa

OverviewEdit


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ExtrasEdit

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"Hollywood Trends"

Previous
URL: linkShow: Half in the BagReleased: March 7, 2013
Season 3, Episode 48 (11)Time: 5:43
Edited by: Jay BaumanMusic by: Daniel Palkowski
Cast: Mike Stoklasa, Jay Bauman

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PlotEdit

Mike and Jay speculate on future Hollywood reboots and re-imaginings for fairy tales.

AppearancesEdit

†Actor is credited but makes no onscreen appearance.

ProductionEdit

The episode was sponsored by HotButteredPopcorn.com, a movie trailer and information site. The episode was shot and edited between March 1[3][4] and March 5.[1][2]

Plinkett IntroductionEdit

  • Now these assholes gotta fix my tv.

SourcesEdit

  1. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Dir. Tommy Wirkola. Paramount Pictures, 2013. Film.[5][6]
  2. Jack the Giant Slayer. Dir. Bryan Singer. Warner Bros. Pictures, 2013. Film.[3][4]


Season 3, Episode 48 (11)
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ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Red Letter Media, LLC (March 5, 2013). "Red Letter Media on Twitter: "Half in the Bag: Hansel and ...". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Red Letter Media, LLC (March 5, 2013). "Half in the Bag: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and Jack the Giant Slayer". RedLetterMedia.com. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Jack the Giant Slayer". Metacritic.com. CBS. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)". RottenTomatoes.com. Flixster. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  5. "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters". Metacritic.com. CBS. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  6. "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)". RottenTomatoes.com. Flixster. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
Works cited
  • "'21 and Over' and 'Jack the Giant Slayer'". Dir. Benjamin Berman. Perf. Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington. On Cinema at the Cinema. February 28, 2013. Accessed April 1, 2017. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjVTxxFNeQY>.

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