Imagine one of the darkest fairy tales around: the story of Hansel and Gretel murdering the witch that ensnared them in the woods one night. Now imagine following those two kids through to adulthood, where they make a living bounty hunting witches. Throw in some comedy from producers Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, and you have a recipe for an absolute blast.
The box office figures seem to suggest that plenty of people thought the same.
…and boy, were we wrong.