David Weaver from Examiner writes: Fairy tale revisionist stories haven't really hit that sweet spot just yet. 2010's "Alice in Wonderland" was a visual treat but lacked any real substance, 2011's "Red Riding Hood" was too caught up trying to be the next "Twilight" and both of the 2012 Snow white films "Mirror, Mirror" and "Snow White & the Huntsman" left more than a bit to be desired from their distinctly different takes on the classic tale. Only the recent television series "Once Upon A Time..." has gotten any real mileage out of retelling these well worn tales. But now, finally, director Tommy Wirkola has found a way to make the formula work. While "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" isn't what some would call a good movie, it certainly knows what it is and what it wants to do and succeeds at nearly everything it sets out to do which is a far cry from anything those other failures can claim.