'Snow White & The Huntsman' No Better Than 'Mirror Mirror', Say Critics
'Snow White and the Huntsman' is the second film adaptation of the Grimms brothers' legendary tale to be released this year alone, after the Julia Roberts-starring 'Mirror Mirror.' A different cast and a slightly different take hasn't made for a noticeably different reaction from the critics however, and the efforts of Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron look set to open in cinemas off the back of a similarly lukewarm reaction.
'Mirror Mirror' garnered an average of 50 per cent on reviews aggregating site Rotten Tomatoes, and 'Snow White & The Huntsman' looks to be heading for a similar mark, currently sitting on 54 per cent. On the one hand Empire Magazine comment "A strong visual style tussles with flaccid storytelling in this ambitious retelling of Grimm," with The Chicago Sun Times agreeing, saying "Snow White and the Huntsman' reinvents the legendary story in a film of astonishing beauty and imagination."
And yet heavyweight critics like The Hollywood Reporter are less than impressed. "A bold rethinking of a familiar old story and striking design elements are undercut by a draggy mid-section and undeveloped characters in Snow White and the Huntsman," it admonishes, with Time Out even less charitably claiming "Witless, heartless and dull. Even the Twi-hards are going to want their money back." If 'Snow White' does impress at the Box Office, it won't be because of the reviews, that's for sure.