Secret Magic Control Agency is a Netflix film that is loosely based on the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, with major twists to the original story. The setting in the original fairy tale takes place in the deep woods. The setting of this movie takes place in a magical kingdom. All magic is regulated by the members of the agency, who are skilled in identifying black magic. This article will discuss elements related to the original fairy tale.
In the opening scene, we see that Hansel and Gretel are grown-ups, with a strained sibling relationship. Gretel takes her job in the Secret Magic Control Agency too seriously and forgets the value of family. Hansel is a con artist who is disowned by his own sister. The strained sibling relationship serves as the catalyst for the film.
When Hansel and Gretel are turned into children by a magic potion, they are forced to work together to receive help. The original fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel is about two children who are abandoned by the woodcutter and their stepmother in the deep woods and come across an old witch's cottage for food. The plot of this film is completely different from the original fairy tale; the siblings work with the Secret Magic Control Agency and need to rescue the king who is kidnapped, but they turn into children. Viewers see some references to the original fairy tale. One reference is the scene where the siblings come across an old witch's cottage. Another reference is the scene where the witch manages to bake the children in an oven, but the children manage to thwart the witch and escape.
The Secret Magic Control Agency is categorized as a twisted fairy tale because there are many changes to the original story. However, we see there is no clear representation of a minority. This film is somewhat okay but is unclear on how the references to the original story are related to the plot of this movie.