In the latest modern re-telling of a classic fairy tale, the movie industry has brought us “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.”
The name itself tells the premise of the movie. After being left in the woods, siblings Hansel and Gretel happen upon the house made of candy, are captured and ultimately defeat the witch holding them hostage. Now orphans, they make it their mission to hunt down and destroy witches across the world.
Sitting in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida during a trip my senior year, I turned on the TV and read the breaking news headline that Usama Bin Laden had been killed. This was the end of a manhunt spanning decades, and a sigh of relief the world over. The man who was the head, the mastermind behind al-Qaida and the 9/11 attacks, was gone.
The movie “Zero Dark Thirty” is the story behind the hunt that intensified in the decade after the 9/11 attacks, and the woman who narrowed it down to the compound in Pakistan.