Watched Jun 09, 2012
Ryan McNeil’s review:
"Something feels out of joint with the storytelling in SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN. Because the tale it chooses to tell is a story we all learn at an early age, anybody coming into this film over the age of seven can pick out what has changed. Curiously, what has changed is quit a bit, and at the same time not enough. It’s like listening to a cover song that isn’t being sung note for note but is also not a radical re-arrangement. The new details begin by weaving themselves in and out: the prince’s role is downplayed, the huntsman’s role increased, and the dwarves almost sidelined. It’s all subtle enough that we play along. Then, for the final act, the film decides to go somewhere radically different. Suddenly, Snow White steps up like she has just finished reading Henry V and rallies the subjects to take on the queen. A character who has spent three-quarters of the film running the other way suddenly digs in to take a stand, and it comes off unbelievable.."
Full review @ www.thematinee.ca/snowwhiteandthehuntsman/