Math has never been my strong suit, which might be why the following equation doesn’t make sense to me:
Classic Work + Supernatural Stuff = Fresh Idea
Call it the Mashup Theorem. It gave us Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which I know was very popular, but still seems a little silly to me. It also gave us Little Women and Werewolves. (Exactly.) Thus, while I understand why smart people revel in the absolute nature of mathematics, I have to insist that even established theorems should not be applied to every situation.
To wit: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, in which Gretel’s a head-butting, crossbow-wielding girl in tight clothing (Gemma Arterton in a role that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Noomi Rapace apparently decided to forgo) and Hansel’s Jeremy Renner. (Never mind, Jeremy, we’ll always have The Hurt Locker.) The writer-director is Tommy Wirkola whose previous credits include Dead Snow. (Two words: Nazi zombies.)
H+G:WH is set to come out in January 2013.
Does the concept add up for you?
Hat tip to Filmofilia