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Glowing reviews for Snow White and the Huntsman – from Ebert and the L.A. Times

Despite poor overall reviews from Rotten Tomatoes (49%) and Metacritic (56), the movie “Snow White and the Huntsman” has been winning over some top critics. Among them Roger Ebert:

“Snow White and the Huntsman” reinvents the legendary story in a film of astonishing beauty and imagination. It’s the last thing you would expect from a picture with this title. It falters in its storytelling, because Snow White must be entirely good, the Queen must be entirely bad, and there’s no room for nuance. The end is therefore predetermined. But, oh, what a ride.

And, Betsy Sharkey of the L.A. Times:

“Snow White and the Huntsman,” starring a fierce Kristen Stewart and an even fiercer Charlize Theron as warring sides of good and evil, is a baroque enchantment filled with dazzling darkness, desultory dwarfs, demonic trolls and beastly fairies. It is an absolute wonder to watch and creates a warrior princess for the ages. But what this revisionist fairy tale does not give us is a passionate love — its kisses are as chaste as the snow is white.

 

Both reviews fawned over the special effects in the movie, from the overbearing castle to the forbidding forest. Describing it as “a triumph of art direction and CGI” and, “a forest lush with bewitching flora and fauna is otherworldly to behold.”

Which means you can count me in, I love that stuff!

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Snow White: the reboot

Of all the strange things we saw at the 2011 Comic Con, the one I was not prepared for was Snow White — in armor.

From Disney cartoon to dark war story?

It’s true, and there are two Snow White movies coming out. The first, starring Kristen Stewart (Twilight fame) involves the damsel in distress turning into an armed warrior (movie site).

The second involves Lily Collins (daughter of Phil Collins) in a Brothers Grimm dark twist, possibly to tell the story in its original grim form.

It’s still a bit early for more details but both are slated for a mid-2012 release. Probably somewhere around the release of the Batman and Spider-Man movies.

The story at Comic Con was one of competition between the Snow Whites, which one will win?