Hello! Have you seen Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, yet? It's not a great movie by any stretch but I LOVE it so much. And it's mostly because of the shipping aspect, I can't even lie. Their relationship is so adorable and tragic and unexpectedly layered and they're a perfect team. I just wish there was more of it to watch! If you have seen it I would love to read your thoughts on it. If you haven't, I hope you do because I would love to read your thoughts on it :D
I finally did see Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and actually it was long enough ago that I’m already starting to forget things. It’s really too bad that it wasn’t a better movie but liking movies/shows for the shipping is TOTALLY valid in my opinion. I mean, who is to tell you why you should like something? As long as you enjoy it what does it really matter?
Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton make such a good-looking pair. They obviously had great chemistry. I’m sure they’re at least partially responsible for all the shippers, especially the ones (unlike me) who didn’t go into the movie expecting to ship it.
But I think everyone has got to admit that a lot of the shippability of Hansel and Gretel comes from the writing. It’s like you said - they have this complicated relationship that based on the tragedy in their history, but they also have a very simple relationship because they understand each other so well and it has just been the two of them for so long. The best part is really how they’re the perfect team. Not just their success, but the ease with which they work together. So much goes unsaid because it doesn’t need to be said.
But they also have some fun banter and exchanges, like when she tells him that she hates him and he says she looks like shit, or when she hits him over the head. That all just makes them that much more adorable. I think it shows there’s enough energy in the relationship for a romantic/sexual side of it to be realistic.
And then let’s not forget shipper witch who writes fics between spells. I mean, this was probably an attempt on the part of the filmmakers to lampshade any accidental incest vibes but I feel like it only drew attention to this latent sexual tension between them.
And how about this:
I mean, come on!
And yes, they were sleeping on bunks, but they were sharing a room. And she reaches down and he takes her hand and tucks it under his arm! It’s just so sweet but at the same time a little suggestive.
I was disappointed that they ended up spending so much time apart, but the fact that Hansel’s love interest died really made up for that. Nothing against her, of course, but since most incest ships will never be canon, “competition elimination” is really the best we can hope for. It ends with just the two of them, once again.
I wish I had more to say, but it just feels so unncecessary, you know? It’s like it’s just all right there for everyone to see.