Stylistically compelling with visually stunning costume, props, scenery, sets, and players, this film is a joy to behold. Bored of witches? You won’t be. Fast zombies transformed the genre.. forever. Likewise, these witches change the way witch stories are told. The rhythm spacing the film’s action sequences and character development is right. The space between action scenes gracefully exposes character development for characters I actually cared about. Uncharacteristically sophisticated dialog is punctuated by expertly timed and delivered, memorable one-liners. Sadly, post production did not nail the timeline for the final battle. Mina was unashamedly idle for what seemed like many minutes of story time and was surprisingly unthreatened, unhindered, unfatigued, and unscathed for a machine gunner. Ben might have been able to hit Muriel as she escaped the final battle, if she had unwittingly both announced her passage and crossed directly into his field of fire. I might have had her dealing with a nasty, severed and exposed knee injury – just to slow her down enough to make the story fit Ben knocking her out of flight. As a benefit, the Boss battle could be much more gruesome, and tragic. The change from overconfidence to loss of hope and impending death fought off with only last ditch anger at having lost is a very tragic and unnerving thing to behold. It was over too quickly. Would Hansel and Gretel have experienced gut wrenching, conflicted empathy for something loathsome but still human? What possible childhood trials could have contributed to so cold and numb a pathos for witches? Why are they compelled to end the voice that could reveal meaning or insight to their own murky, tortured past? I will watch it again. I will recommend this film to others, but not for kids. I will advocate playing this film to monitors around the house during Halloween parties as a conversation kicker.