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Harry loves the flawed, yet beautiful SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN!

 

I loved SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN.   There are nitpicks.   I think the Duke’s son is a waste of a character.   The obsidian shard creatures are without personality or real menace to me.   And I still love Walt Disney’s original animated classic as being the fairest in the land…   BUT – I still love SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN.

 

There will be a division on the film – and that division will officially set up shop discussing the merits & faults of Kristen Stewart.   My nephew thought the Evil Queen was more beautiful than Snow White – and he is right.   But the question the mirror answers isn’t who’s the most badass babe in the land, it’s “Who’s the fairest in the land?”

 

Going back to the original Walt Disney adaptation – upon which we have all been raised.   Heigh-Ho was my first favorite song – according to this record my father had of asking me what my favorite things were every year of my life.   HEIGH-HO won 3 years straight.  To be unseated by RAMBLIN’ MAN.   Then PINBALL WIZARD.   I was an odd kid, still am.    BUT in that original SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARVES, I always thought the Evil Queen was hotter than Snow White.   

 

For me, the story of SNOW WHITE is not about a vanity contest, it’s about who is the fairest in the land.   I defined that word, not with a dictionary and not by explanation from adults.   This thought process of mine is entirely mine.

 

The Evil Queen is in fact EVIL.   Evil is notably unFAIR   EVIL kills our parents, takes our loved ones, turns the land to ash and starves children.   EVIL sucks the beauty out of virginal hotties.    EVIL wants to rip out SNOW WHITE’s heart and consume it.   All of this is notably unfair.  

 

I also have never particularly felt that the EVIL QUEEN’s mirror was particularly SERVING HER.   Genies and magical sentient creatures are notably bastards to the people that possess and bark out commands to the enslaved all-powerful beings trapped inside of these objects.    I always thought that the slave in the mirror told the Evil Queen that SNOW WHITE was the fairest in the land…  because the mirror knows that this knowledge is actually the Queen’s undoing.   That her vanity is her undoing, something that I think a mirror spirit would be the greatest juror ever about that particular subject.

 

The MIRROR sees all and yet – I don’t feel the mirror is lying to the Queen.   SNOW WHITE is the fairest in the land.  “FAIREST” to me is more about a person’s disposition, overall beauty and lastly…  the gentle kindness of SNOW WHITE.

 

NOW – let’s discuss the two women playing opposites here.  

 

Charlize Theron, since I first saw her in the trailer for 2 DAYS IN THE VALLEY has been one of those mighty cinematic fantasies that is just impossible to shake.   Charlize is sexual, intelligent, smolderingly hot.   She is constantly aware of her hotness, but in this role, she plays the Queen as fragile & fleeting beauty.   Like in a lot of Witch stories, each use of her magic saps her beauty.   For me, Charlize’s dip into the cake ball frosting bath…  god damn that’s hot.   It just is.   She’s a modern woman trapped in a period of misogyny and outright demeaning treatment of women – and she is blind to her own monstrousness…  as she’s far more obsessed with the general awesome of being Charlize Theron and treating men as they would treat her.   AS she should, mind you.

 

Kristen Stewart.   It’s so easy to be a hater.   People love picking on her, but having seen everything she’s done, I like her.   ADVENTURELAND was the film where I fell for her as a lead actress.  As SNOW WHITE – I absolutely get her.   This is a girl who lost her mother and father, the queen and king, when she was just a little girl.   Her evil step mother literally KILLED her father.   And locked her in a tower from the age of like 10 till she reached her Kristen Stewartness.   In that time, she was apparently not abused, but was locked in a tower.  So when she makes her escape and goes off into the world, snorts some strange dark forest hallucinogenics, meets Thor, then runs into Dwarves that – I have to say – it’s the most whimsically awesome use of visual effects I’ve seen in a very long time and it was absolutely unmistakably killer.   But back to Stewart…  Throughout the film she wanders off led by curiosity, again this is to her spirit.   When a character is dying, the grace and comfort she gives that character is otherworldly.   The Dwarves sense it, it’s not just how Kristen Stewart acts, but how she makes characters act just when she’s near.   They become better people.   She brings that out of them, makes them feel more alive.   Within the Disney-Fantasy-verse we refer to these things as Princess Powers.  She does get a bit Warrior Princess on us, but she’s allowed by that point.   She still regrets every blow, like Bruce Lee.   She has a lack of confidence, but then, she had been locked in a tower as guards stared at her since the age of 10.   I’m sure that would make her conversation skills rather dazzling.   No, I think Kristen Stewart is playing her just right.   She’s weathered imprisonment dazzlingly.  

 

Then there’s Chris Hemsworth aka THE HUNTSMAN aka THOR…   Excuse me while I lay on the side of the bed with my legs kicking up behind me, because I just adore Chris Hemsworth.   The guy is sculpted to be heroic.   In fact, just watching this film – you can believe that this is actually in fact THOR.   You know, like one of those times where Thor really pissed off his Dad and he was banished to Earth with no memory and he had to suffer a human life until he had attained the proper enlightenment when again he would become the God of Thunder, THOR!    He’s a drunkard.   He is a man of grief.   Since the death of the king, the world has gone to rot.   He is motivated by personal gain, but as the story continues that changes – not abruptly, but gradually. 

 

This is all magic shit.  You know how in EXCALIBUR, if the king was sick the land would wither.   This film subscribes to that kind of magic lieges.   I love that.   When you see the various areas of this land we explore…  the flora and fauna are truly imaginative.  They do faeries and they do not suck.   The one on the bunny made me smile big enough to produce a single tear.   It was just a perfect fantasy image.  

 

There’s something just so adorable about the dwarves and it is not at all weird to me.  It’s completely pulled off.   Seeing Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones, Ian McShane as Dwarves was just sublimely perfect.  There’s a shot of Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman kind of sharing a shoulder with Dwarf Ian McShane and it’s just perfect.   The eye contact, the physical contact…  it is an effortless visual effect, but if you think about what you’re seeing you know…  THAT CAN NOT BE REAL.   Loved it.   I love the Dwarf songs.   You believe that this gaggle of Dwarves are friends.  Their charisma together is just wondrous.   I was never not smiling with them on screen.

 

I got drunk on the atmosphere and creeps of the world this film takes place in.   The initial Dark Forrest stuff is great, but the Sanctuary stuff is the best.   To enjoy this film to it’s fullest, I found it was as simple as just sitting back and letting the tale be told.  The visuals and key performances just work to sell this fantasy world.

 

You’ll see some critics trying to equate this film to things like EXCALIBUR & PAN’S LABYRINTH or Ridley Scott’s LEGEND.   I think the film succeeds better in many ways than LEGEND, but those other two films are far and away better.    And nothing in this is as great as Tim Curry’s DARKNESS.   But make no mistake, there’s no threat to EXCALIBUR’s pure perfect awesomeness.   EXCALIBUR is a thoroughly adult fantasy film.   SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN is just intense family entertainment.   There’s a number of better films in the genre.  I love LABYRINTH, the Henson one.   DARK CRYSTAL.   There’s even a part of me that still prefers LEGEND, though that is just such a stunningly beautiful film that is utterly a confusing jumble as a story.   Still love it though.  

 

For me, the best thing about the film is that we have a new director to track.  Rupert Sanders has done a fantastic job with this film.   I’m wildly curious to see what this guy does next.   The atmosphere on this film is so thick you can cut it with a butter knife and spread it on bread.   The DP was Greig Fraser, who did a great job shooting LET ME IN.  Greatest mistake for me in the film?  Not having that Troll come lend a hand for that end battle.   I just wanted more of that amazing Troll.   It’s just fantastic.

 

On my way out of the theater, a little girl and her family were walking behind me and the little 6-8 year old girl proudly declared that she wasn’t scared at all in the movie and that she’s brave.   That’s exactly how this film should play for little girls – it’s a wonderful fantasy princess tale!  The film is flawed, but the vision of the movie kind of demands to be seen in ideal situations on a big screen.  

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  • May 30, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    still not sold

    by Stifler's Mom

    Harry defended Alice in Wonderland

  • May 30, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Was The Last Film Harry Didn't Like Inception??

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    I'm not joking I think it was

  • May 30, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    was the little girl talking about harry or the movie?

    by animas

    she IS brave to not be scared of that monster rolling in front of her.

  • May 30, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Wait - Patrick Wayne's in this?!?

    by Yer_Maw

  • May 30, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    banned_of_merry_men

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    he won't like Prometheus either...not enough whimsy for him

  • May 30, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Kristen Stewart ...

    by Yer_Maw

    ... was very good in The Runaways. Of course, I haven't seen the glittery vampire films and am not a frustrated 15 year old, therefore I have no reason to dislike her.

  • May 30, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by Kevin

    Your a slacker.

  • And Tim Curry's DARKNESS is just a villain to behold. That being said, I'm up for this movie mainly bc of Charlize Theron's beautifully evil portrayal of the Queen. The dwarves, Thor, all that's just icing on the cake. Though I must say, the director's aesthetic is very attractive too.

  • May 30, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    banned_of_merry_men

    by HEADGEEK

    Actually, I was sent INCEPTION stuff. I just wanted more from that movie than I got.

  • May 30, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Glad somebody mentioned Legend

    by Chris

    because it really doesn't get anough love

  • May 30, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Kristin Stewart

    by Extr3m1st

    I concur, she was very good in the runaways. I honestly don't know why a lot of guys on the internet seem to not like her. Good looking girl, slim but attractive body. Good actress. Is it really just because of those vampire movies? What actress in their right mind would have turned down that role? I think she has been good in just about every role I have ever seen her in.

  • May 30, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Harry loved this film.

    by elsewhere

    STOP THE PRESSES!

  • May 30, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    The original Snow White is quite close to being a child.

    by FluffyUnbound

    She's certainly drawn as 14 tops. So the original evil queen's self-imposed hotness competition has a creepy pedo vibe to it, when you watch it with a modern eye. There's a creepy pedo undertone to Gepetto and Pinocchio in the original Disney version of that film, too. More on topic, Kristen Stewart's not that bad, and the haterz should give her a break.

  • May 30, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Kristen Stewart is so fucking hot....

    by john

    but Charlize, Charlize is hotter.

  • May 30, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Harry admits he expected more toys from Inception.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    "Dammit, I want the Leo DiCap likeness dream pillow, not this damn Juno Mcguff!"

  • Cause us losers in the States have to wait a week for Prometheus.

  • May 30, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Harry says he didn't get what he wanted...

    by toxicopoulus

    ...from Inception? WTF? in his review he ADMITS that he was exhausted and didn't even see the totality of the film.

  • May 30, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    If actually seeing theatrical releases is the reason why you're...

    by SoylentMean

    'Still cranking on the DVD column' that's cool. Just hurry it up already!

  • Namely me.

  • May 30, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Harry wanted something more like The Cell

    by D.Vader

    And less like a heist film, I believe.

  • May 30, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    I guess until 11:59 P.M. it's still Tuesday. Can Harry do it?

    by SoylentMean

    History says no.

  • May 30, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Forget it, SoylentMean

    by D.Vader

    He's more interested in his video series now.

  • May 30, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    DVD column? Aint nobody got time for that!

    by D.Vader

  • May 30, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    @vader

    by toxicopoulus

    I thought Harry LOVED heist films. Additionally, he frigging admits that he snoozed during the film. If that's the case, he shouldn't even be commenting on it Roger Ebert did us all a disservice by elevating this hack to National notice. Luckily, there are so many more sites where the reviewers do their due diligence, actually provide scoops and don't let their sites look like something any 15 year old taking a web-design class these days couldn't surpass.

  • May 30, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    spoiler does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Spoiler alert on this review... well I just read it and I dont feel spoiled in the least. Anyone spot one? This review seems to be a vacuous look at the cult of celebrity around the various actors, Stewart, Theron, Hemsworth. The one moment it slips into something tangible is where Harry states that it's better than LEGEND. However later in the same paragraph Harry backtracks and says maybe it isn't better than LEGEND. I get the impression Harry thought it was a mediocre movie with some cool redeeming qualities, but that's reading between the lines. Readers know no more about the film having read this review than before they started.

  • May 30, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Looks great but doesn't really work

    by Wormie1

    Visually, this film is awesome, and Theron, Hemsworth and the dwarfs are great, but Kristen doesn't have the looks or charisma to lead a big fantasy action movie like this. The script doesn't make her character compelling enough, and there's not much of a plot - just a bunch of setpieces strung together. Not a bad film, but could have been a lot better.

  • May 30, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    banned_of_merry_men

    by Waka_Flocka

    loool

  • May 30, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Inception - Harry wanted more?

    by AcesUp

    Harry, I have read enough of your reviews to know that you seem to review movies with a stronger tilt towards sentimentality rather than objective review of the film as a piece of work. I understand this, as some flawed movies can make you feel something greater than the most technically proficient movie, thats why its art. But I have to ask, how can you not possibly like Inception, or rather, how could you possibly have wanted more from it. Beyond being a technically beautiful piece of work, the film was heady. I mean that there was deeper meaning to it. The simple idea as expressed in the movie by Cobb as "...Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate." That line alone struck such a cord with me. As all of us are influenced at one point in our life by an idea that is big than ourselves, at least to us it is big. This idea will control our lives, even if we may not be conciously aware of it. And this idea could be purposefully planted by parents, relatives, friends, or other adults (as happens in the movie). This idea simply may seep into our subconcious and will dictate our lives possibly for as long as that life is lived. I loved the concept of planting ideas in peoples minds via their dreams. It may not have been the most original story, but it definitely wasn't the most unoriginal. For me, someone who doesn't believe in conspiracy theories, but loves reading and hearing about them, the idea of inception fit right into my imagination. It fit loosley with imaginings of governmental control, alien control, psychic control, nightmare horrors, and much else. Also I loved the open question, the questioning of reality left at the end of the movie. Is the world i reside in real or a dream, a dream fantasy left by another controling entity or even myself. How do I know what is real and what isn't. These are all basic questions/statements of larger philosophical thoughts of interest to me and I found them aplenty when I viewed Inception. Now maybe these ideas/questions don't interest you and perhaps I could understand you dislike of Inception based on that lack of interest. But I am at a loss to you statement that you wanted more from that movie than you got. There is plenty there to get, technically and philosophically. However I respect you view and perhaps my simple mind was amused by simple things. I should probably go back and read your review again, I haven't because I'm lazy. Keep reviewing and I'll keep reading.

  • May 30, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    'flawed, yet beautiful' - AICN

    by Crooooooow

    I dunno. Doesn't seem like a good dvd quote Harry. Better be careful or your Hollywood friends will abandon you.

  • May 30, 2012, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Blow White and the Cuntsman

    by lv_426

    would be the title of the porn version of this.

  • May 30, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Harry, you just described Bella Swan:

    by Franck

    Throughout the film she wanders off led by curiosity (TWILIGHT). Again this is to her spirit (BREAKING DAWN). When a character is dying, the grace and comfort she gives that character is otherworldly.(ECLIPSE) They become better people. She makes them feel more alive.(ALL VAMPIRES IN TWILIGHT SAGA) Princess Powers (BREAKING DAWN). She does get a bit Warrior Princess on us (BREAKING DAWN part 2), but she’s allowed by that point.(YEP, BREAKING DAWN PART.2 AGAIN) She still regrets every blow (TWILIGHT SAGA). She has a lack of confidence (OBVIOUSLY)

  • A damn fool!

  • May 30, 2012, 5:43 p.m. CST

    INCEPTION does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    acesup, sadly you put more energy into your post above than Harry did into his INCEPTION review. Anyone that admits dozing off during a screening is clearly not doing their best work. And blaming a film for MAKING you fall asleep. Don't go there. No. Ironically, the greatest gift that superb movie may have given Harry is an Inception of its own. Whenever it's mentioned now Harry feels a shudder of cold negativity flow through his bones. He knows he fucked up with his review, but in his mind that negativity is transferred from his own failings over to the film itself. So now he truly BELIEVES it's a bad film. Inception in practice. That shit works!

  • May 30, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST

    And I actually wouldn't mind a remake of Excalibur

    by kidicarus

    Technically it would be an adaptation of Le Morte d'Arthur, so it wouldn't really even be a remake

  • May 30, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Kidicarus

    by Franck

    Agreed, saw it to get my yearly fix, and it has aged a bit. The Gladiator treatment would serve it well.

  • May 30, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    acesup

    by HEADGEEK

    actually - I do "like" INCEPTION - that's the problem. With the hype leading up to it, I thought the film was meant of reboot the universe of awesome - and instead I thought it was just an amazing LOOKING film that not nearly enough awesome occurred in, for me.

  • And by alone I mean I hope the theater is empty. Heh Heh.

  • May 30, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I think I've learned to decode Harry's reviews!

    by happybunni

    When he compliments things, which he always does, he sometimes doesn't really mean it! If he gives a line or two to something it's probably pretty bad. The way he talks about Kristen Stewart here, I can tell he's just being nice. Most of the lines he wrote were not about her performance in this movie but rather about performances in other movies. And the compliments he gave weren't all that special. Result: There are some cool things about this movie, but Kristen Stewart sucks

  • May 30, 2012, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Oh and Sir Ridley, please abandon BR2 and give us more Darkness.

    by adeceasedfan

  • May 30, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by AcesUp

    You got caught up in the hype for Inception! You should know better! I hope you admission at this time isn't a precursor to bad tidings over the hype of Prometheus, but that's a whole different thread. Your "like" seems very tepid, but I understand that sometimes you watch a movie and as good as it is, you want more. The imagination knows no bounds and unfortunately celluloid does. Hype be damned! I feel many good/great movies have had fanboy geeks and critics alike succumb to overinflated expectations. Only upon further viewing does one realize the greatness of some films, but then one is cursed to be labeled a "bandwagoner". I thought Inception had enough awesome in it, but hey, to each his own. Maybe one day, you'll come to see things my way!

  • May 30, 2012, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Cobra-kai

    by AcesUp

  • May 30, 2012, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Cobra-kai

    by AcesUp

    Cruel, but funny post about Harry's inception.

  • May 30, 2012, 6:12 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    *I thought the film was meant of reboot the universe of awesome - and instead I thought it was just an amazing LOOKING film that not nearly enough awesome occurred in, for me. * Deciphering that is like staring into the black hole of *all your base are belong to us* and coming out the other side a spiritually enlightened prophet. Harry, the problem is that we all know when you say not enough awesome occured, you are looking back to your previous faves like SPIDERMAN 3, GREEN LANTERN, and GODZILLA. You have uber enthusiasm for movies which I love. Im hoping you can get your critical faculties just a little more tuned in time for PROMETHEUS and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Big reviews on the way my friend - stay sharp, check you grammar and give us your best work!

  • May 30, 2012, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I'm taking my wife to see this

    by c4andmore

    Just so I can drag her to Prometheus.

  • May 30, 2012, 6:16 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    acesup, believe it or not but I do have a soft spot in my heart for Mr H.Knowles so sometimes I do act cruel - to be kind.

  • May 30, 2012, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Kristen Stewart

    by AcesUp

    The choice by kristen stewart to do the Twilight Saga was a bit of a double edged sword. Sure, she would get fame beyond her wildest dreams, but very likely no respect. And that is exactly what has happened. But I have to say, prior to the Twilight, I was a fan of Kristen Stewart and still am. I NOTICED her prior to Twilight and looked forward to movies she would be in, hoping that she would develop. She just had a look that was appealing. She was memorable in Into the Wild and I thought as she aged she would develop nicely. Unfortunately she still looks like a little girl, but she was good in Runaways and hopefully she develop as an actress over time. Sure the lack of physicality, specifically the lack of a womens body, is kinda of despiriting. But something about her was appealing to me when I first saw her and kinda still is. I loathe the Twilight movie, but then I only saw the first one. It was god awful to me. Kristen is no Charlize Theron (Oscar, hello!!!!), so it seems unfair to compare them. Man o Man, is Charlize fine.

  • May 30, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    This has a 59% rating

    by Andrew

    ...At Rotten Tomatoes right now. Although even the ones that are marked as positive were saying this is style over substance. Much like Battleship, I'm not really sure who this is supposed to be marketed for, or why two rehashes of this story were necessary this year. Were people clamoring for Snow White movies or something?

  • Fuck..can someone please explain this to me? I've been gone too long and forgotten how to translate Harry Speak. For the fuck of me I can't read that line without some rather unsavory imagery of grease, Pudding, Doritos and Orca shaped anal dongs popping into my head and taking me right out of what was to that point a fairly mature review. I like you Harold...but damn dude.

  • May 30, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    I LOVE KRISTEN STEWART!!!

    by JaredP

    i think she's a very good actess. people just can't or refuse to see it because of those damn TWILIGHT films

  • May 30, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    I'm with Conspiracy

    by D.Vader

    I too have been away for far too long. I've got no clue what Harry is saying anymore or why these Talkbackers are complaining so much about Iron Man 3.

  • May 30, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Maybe Harry is secretly learning his writing skills...from us?

    by SoylentMean

    Maybe Harry is leading us on a lifetime's worth of confusingly placed words with mismanaged phrasing whilst toiling away on his multi-volume ode to film.<P> But what will the title be?<P> Cocoa Infused Kitten Excretions?<P> Knowling Is Half the Battle?<P> Celluloid & Cholesterol?<P> This could be a fun little game right here.

  • Charlize Theron would be a good turn as Lady of the Green Kirtle in a Narnia 'Silver Chair' once Jadis the White Witch has done her final dash too i'd say in taking over the mantle. And in that scenario I'd make a great Prince Rilian by the ways.

  • May 30, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    I'll try and catch this at a matinee, if only for the visuals.

    by justmyluck

  • May 30, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    your legs...what?

    by Mugato5150

    Excuse me. I must vomit. As for Kristin Stewart, there's nothing inherently wrong with her. She's just sort of....there. /line?

  • May 30, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Honestly, i would fuck the ever living shit out of kristin stewart

    by HASBEER_WILLCHEET

    until i nut out her fucking eyes. seriously.

  • EXTREMELY. You go, Ryan Reynolds, playing a sympathetic and not snarky asshole.

  • May 30, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST

    d.vader, yeah but she wasn't as hot as Lisa P.

    by SoylentMean

    Goddamn, was that girl gorgeous!

  • May 30, 2012, 9:34 p.m. CST

    BTW: Nice tits in today's animation, Harry - Silicon or saline?

    by obijuanmartinez

  • May 30, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Not as good as Legend...I'll pass...

    by blackmantis

    Legend has some very pretty pictures in it but I find it completely dull as a story...Excalibur I never really loved UNTIL I saw the latest HD transfer of it. It was a revelation, as the only memory I had was the shitty pan and scan version I first saw. Now I think it's a near masterpiece.

  • May 30, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Talkbacks are...

    by Batguy

    ...the place where jealous, whiny fanboys go to put their anger out into the world. I mean, seriously...you're all jealous of Harry. Before you go all rude and shit talking about his appearance, let me clarify. Harry has been through a world of shit in regard to his health. I can't even imagine the toll it's taken on him. In spite of this, Harry is still able to enjoy movies. Movies are the love of his life (sorry, Yoko), and he gets to watch them and love them FOR A LIVING. That's fucking rad. And I think he's actually been sincere. I'll admit to being a bit of an ass to Harry at various points in the past, but I will own my jealousy. I would kill to do what Harry does. Hell, I would kill most of you! JUST KIDDING. But no... Seriously. Stop being dicks.

  • May 30, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    ...

    by Batguy

    What happened to my post???

  • May 30, 2012, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Never mind.

    by Batguy

    Stupid lag. Stupid iPhone Safari.

  • May 30, 2012, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Harry...

    by mattythelionheart

    Legend is spectacular sir, so is Inception. Thank you for nixing the five thousand word prologue of your childhood in this review though. I'm still on the fence about this one.

  • May 30, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Inception-I Agree with Harry

    by Ropacon

    Inception was not a bad movie, but I too was overwhelmed. Nolan could have done so much more crazy shit with the setup. All the dreams seemed too based in reality. They could have been scarier, more abstract, insane places than they were. Also, if I had to watch the damned van fall off the bridge in slow motion any longer...

  • May 31, 2012, 12:01 a.m. CST

    @the_cellarrat Re: Blu-ray quote

    by Rick Webb

    Hahahahaha Awesome!

  • May 31, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Honestly, i would beat the ever living shit out of kristin stewart

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

  • You'll know the shot the second you see it. Gal's is on the bed, maybe twirling the phone cord in her finger, gabbing about some hot guy, legs up in the air? Yeah, like that. Oddly, the only example I can think of is Mr. Burns doing it on The Simpsons. That's all I got.

  • I could happily sit through the movie if I just flat-out pretended it was Thor.

  • May 31, 2012, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Lol, i don't even read these reviews anymore ...

    by Doctor Bumhole

    I just skip straight to the talkback and bask in all the venom-spitting hate and ridicule. Oh, and FYI people: My grandmama's cunt flaps billow and flap like superman's cape caught in a breeze. Think about it.

  • May 31, 2012, 12:49 a.m. CST

    I'll see this when it airs on HBO

    by Patch

    Maybe I'll see it at a second run theater but I doubt it...

  • May 31, 2012, 1:12 a.m. CST

    forest = trees : forrest = overrated crap movie

    by ironburl

    Spelling Nazi, signing off.

  • To fool the person they wanted to do an inception or extraction on into thinking they were in reality. It gave Cobb and his team of dream thieves a level of control that way, so they could manipulate the dreamer into giving up something or in the case of inception, allowing the implantation of the idea to feel more real and concrete. Also, if it is too damn weird, there is no grounding for the dream thieves, and they could have probably gotten lost in their own damn dreamscape. Early in the film, there was some quick exposition that the military initially developed the dream-sharing technology for training soldiers. This would be done with more real world scenarios (say soldiers in current day gear fighting terrorists or foreign military and not a training scenario of futuristic supersoldiers where they fight alien dragons or some such cool but way more out there scenario). Overall though, there was actually some pretty dreamlike and out of the ordinary imagery. The folding city for one. How about the Penrose stairs? Or the dreamworld that Dom Cobb and his wife Mal had lived in for a long time, which was that sterile and surreal unpopulated city? Then later we see the city crumbling and in ruin. I thought that had a very dreamlike feel. As in not all dreams are far out crazy LSD trips. I think most people will admit that some of the most powerful dreams are the ones that truly blur reality with the surreal or the unreal. Inception had that feel to its dreamscapes. Now, I also love the totally out there stuff too. The Cell for example is a lot of fun. It is a different approach.

  • May 31, 2012, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Love how Harry is backpedaling in his Nolan bashing!

    by MariusXe

    Finally realized how much it hurt your cred, didn't you, Harry? I am a huge Batman fan and also a big Avengers fan, so i really don't care which movie is doing better since I think you can't compare them and its a great time for us to have both, BUT... just for you Harry, I hope TDKR completely wipes Avengers from the minds of moviegoers. Just to piss you off.

  • May 31, 2012, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Queen is a milf

    by lolawants

    Snow White isn't suppossed to be hotter necessarily. The Queens more like a milf who is threatened by jailbait ass. That's what the Queen's so pissed about, her used goods and botox melting while Snow White's running her ass around in the forest without a bra on while her nipples slap her chin.

  • May 31, 2012, 3:38 a.m. CST

    fairest of them all..

    by justpassingthrough

    That's a serious logical fallacy you've got going there. By that definition, any woman would have been fairer than the Queen.

  • May 31, 2012, 3:44 a.m. CST

    lv_426

    by Johnboy40

    thanks for saving me from typing that out. I'm not such a snob that i think everyone that didn't like the movie didn't get it, but i think in Harry's case, its accurate, he didn't. probably because of the exposition he missed whilst having his ickle nap. I genuinely think he thought one of the levels should have been full of huge boobed valkyrie's, riding horses that shit cheeseburgers and piss milkshake, and have some of them tell Cillian Murphy to break up his dads company in the midst of a Wagnerian opera, and he missed that the point was for him to think it's an original thought.

  • May 31, 2012, 4:15 a.m. CST

    The Evil Queen was more beautiful than Snow White in 1937 too!

    by workshed

    Serious MofoILF. Thought Stewart looked good as Joan Jett btw but not 1/10th as hot as the real thing.

  • May 31, 2012, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Nice to see some things never change

    by WickedJacob

    been a long time since I've been here. Harry still gives a pass to any movie that has pretty sparkles, Herc is still shilling for amazon, and ScoreKeeper's biggest contribution to this site is his give-aways. Never change, aicn, never change.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:11 a.m. CST

    fairness does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    justpassing, you're not the only one who raised an eyebrow over Harrys percieved definition of *fairness*. In medieval terms fairness denotes beauty, but in Harry's mind it seems to be about honesty. In other words, some old hag who sells eggs at a very reasonable rate down the market would be fairer than Charlize Theron. Wtf.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:18 a.m. CST

    EXCALIBUR was a pretty lousy movie

    by Spandau Belly

    A lot of guys seem to have grown up with it and love it, and it must just be one of those movies if you saw it at the time it did something for you. But I saw it for the first time last year and found it pretty lousy. Poor storytelling, not much action, really poor production value (they must've spent most of the budget on vaseline for the lens). The guy playing Arthur was good though. He handled the character arc of naive boy to majestic ruler with a really solid performance.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:18 a.m. CST

    No Iron Sky Review?

    by Lost Jarv

    You fat fucking fraud. It's a little film about Nazi's on the moon that you should have your greasy paws all over. Finishing in the UK this week, it's been popular on lots of festivals and across Europe. What's the matter? Didn't they give you any presents? Or is it, and I suspect this is actaully the case, that they funded it through crowd sourcing without an ounce of help from the self-proclaimed "Headgeek". You're a fucking disgrace. Seriously, 5 fucking reviews for MIB 3. Do you have any semblance of editorial policy? Or was it pure hit bait drivel. You, Knowles, are squandering the chance that most would kill for. Still, that Twilight review will be all worth it.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:31 a.m. CST

    spandau belly, funny I read the comment was was about to say something

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    then I saw you were posting. Sorry for the damage I inflicted. To each their own brotha.

  • May 31, 2012, 7:57 a.m. CST

    yo binks, no worries, EXACLIBUR wasn't painful or anything

    by Spandau Belly

    It was just an average movie that hadn't aged too well. I'm glad I finally saw it. I get that guys (usually guys in their early 40s) call it a classic because it made a big impact on them when they saw it as kids. That's fine.

  • May 31, 2012, 8 a.m. CST

    I might see this movie

    by Spandau Belly

    Sometimes I babysit my friend's daughter and there's a cinema that charges five bucks for two people to see a movie. In a month when this movie is playing there I might take the kid to see this.

  • May 31, 2012, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Legends can be now and forever...

    by AndoSoundsLikeAMong

    ...teaching us to love, for goddness sake. I can't think of a film that wears its heart on its sleeve quite so insanely openly. It's just pure, raw, insane, girly, sappy, crazy fantasy and it doesn't give a shit. And if you haven't watched it recently, (since Voyager or even Gremlins 2), worth it for Robert Picardo.

  • May 31, 2012, 8:03 a.m. CST

    and LEGEND is kinda less than the sum of its parts

    by Spandau Belly

    Some aspects of it are great, but the overall movie isn't. Tom Cruise is kinda miscast, but to be fair, they also seem to have trouble finding things for him to do or ways to make him heroic. I think I heard that they had all these big actions sequences planned. One would've been Cruise leading a big seige on the fortress of darkness, but they couldn't afford to film that stuff so you mostly just get Cruise locked in a cage and running around in the snow or whatever. It's a good enough movie though. Worth watching, even today.

  • May 31, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Stewart = one note hack

    by caprica

  • May 31, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Dwarves look so much better than The Hobbit's

    by Harrigan

    I'm surprised no one is mentioning how much better the Dwarves looks in this than in the Hobbit.

  • May 31, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Well this doesn't look that bad

    by angry kitty

    At least in comparison to Stewart's Twilight movies. I would rather see this than those. My teen is going to drag me to see Breaking Dawn part 2 in November. I ask you all to pray for my soul.

  • May 31, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Who does Picardo play in Legend?

    by UltraTron

  • May 31, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Who does Picardo play in Legend?

    by UltraTron

  • May 31, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Legend has scenes that work so well they bring chills and tears

    by UltraTron

  • May 31, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    It lacks a fun spirit somewhere. It's very obsidian

    by UltraTron

  • May 31, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    hahaha

    by UltraTron

  • May 31, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    the_cellarrat

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    that Bond review made me laugh

  • May 31, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    And fuck JOBLO.com.

    by Chris

  • May 31, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Well, I'm taking my 10-year-old daughter and we are stoked!

    by Just_Some_Guy

    As always: screw the haters! I love these kinds of movies that allow my little girl to feel empowered. The extreme fantasy of what Harry describes excites me as well. I want my daughter to see that a princess can be fair and gentle and still kick some serious ass as well. I really don't get all the hate. It looks awesome.

  • May 31, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Yeah, the dwarves in this DO look better than PJ's The Hobbit

    by Just_Some_Guy

    I'm surprised no one said yet that 2012 is the year of the dwarf! We got Mirror, Mirror, Snow White & the Huntsman, The Hobbit, and Game of Thrones. That's a lot of dwarf on dwarf action.

  • =Within the Disney-Fantasy-verse we refer to these things as Princess Powers= =They do faeries and they do not suck. The one on the bunny made me smile big enough to produce a single tear.= You're pretty fucked up. You know that right?

  • May 31, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    For the record I think this film looks great

    by Jaster Mareel

    But yeah, sorry, Theron is super-fucking hot and stewart is just kindy dorky awkward.

  • May 31, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Inception wasn't all dat...

    by django_1

    Dicaprio held it down nicely and I love me some Juno, Ellen Page (yeah, I reference another character from another movie, soooo), but the only thing out of this world memorable for me was the cityscape folding on itself. That was f'ing awesome! The movie crumbled on it's own weight when it morped into a freaking James Bond movie! Jus Sayin... As for Harry's take on Snow White, consider me way above curious now. I wasn't feeling the CGI work from the trailers, but if it comes together nicely in context of the whole (Knowles definitely believe so), I am in the movie theater seat tomorrow. So , it's surely big screen for me on this one. By the way no such hesitation on Prometheus (no one's words will keep me away from a necessary cinema wide experience with live bodies around me. ; ) )

  • May 31, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I don't understand...

    by IceMonkey

    ...why everyone hates Harry so much but comes to his site everyday. The man loves movies so obviously he is going to find things he likes in most movies he sees. I really don't think Harry is a film critic. He is just a great big fan of cinema and has a forum to espouse his opinions. Good review Harry, I am looking forward to seeing this one too.

  • May 31, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST

    At the risk of incurring the mighty wrath of the internet...

    by Bubba Gillman

    ...I kind of see where Harry was coming from with Inception. I think it's a brilliantly crafted film, smart, well acted (even by Ellen Page), intriguing. But I think the lack of any real character development or emotional through line renders it a completely intellectual enterprise. It's cold, almost clinical. And as well edited as it is, Nolan cut to that van s-l-o-w-l-y falling into the water one too many times for my tastes. That whole final act is incredibly intense - up to a point. Then it goes beyond that point. Doesn't excuse falling asleep during it, though. Interested in Snow White.

  • May 31, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    I want to know more about the leg flinging thing.

    by Pat

    Please more detail. Were you wearing tighty whities? Were you close enought to things to make out certain odors? Was Thor there with you? Was he facing you or was his back turned? Was Yoko watching? I see a midget version of you in all four corners of the room meditating while holding a mythical crystal of some kind. My imagination is going wild!

  • May 31, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Fairness refers to complexion and demeanor

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    The Queen is smoking hot but she's also a cold, sadistic bitch who is probably not getting asked out a second time because of that.

  • May 31, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Legend

    by Vince

    Excalliber will never for me come in the same league as Legend. Legend's story is'nt at all jumbled or confusing for me. it's purity is it's simplicity. I can't imagine anyone producing a work as close to perfect as that film.

  • May 31, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAG!

    by Skankardly

  • May 31, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    ultratron...

    by Blue_Demon

    Picardo plays Meg Mucklebones, the swamp witch Tom Cruise beheads. "You think me fair, Jack" *chop* (spoiler)

  • May 31, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Legend was great...visually.

    by SoylentMean

    It just kinda meandered. Tim Curry's Darkness is one helluva film monster creation!

  • Unfuckingbelievable.

  • May 31, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    KRISTEN STEWART IS VERY FUCKABLE!!!

    by JaredP

    i'd love to go down on her, and then fuck her from behind

  • Not gonna do much to stop piracy, especially since budgets are too large, talent is way overpaid, hence ticket prices are beyond the reach of most people while most of the movies in the last 20 years that came from the studios absolutely suck...but way to give it a go!

  • May 31, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Kristen Stewart is quite cute

    by Jaster Mareel

    http://kristenstewart-pictures.blogspot.com/ She just can't hold a candle to Theron.

  • May 31, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Gentlemen...Let me Fucking Sum this up...

    by conspiracy

    Kristen Stewart is like the cutest girl we have all probably dated at some point... ...and Charlize is the woman we were fantasizing about while we were fucking her.

  • May 31, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Consipiracy: I'd buy that for a dollar!

    by AcesUp

  • Say no more! We already know you define every word in your own little head. Same goes for the rules defining grammar! Seriously, you write like an illiterate child. Pay for an editor to make sense of the ramblings if you can't be bothered to learn how to use the English language.

  • May 31, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Speak for yourself Conspiracy...

    by HanYoYo

    I've only dated one girl as unattractive as Kristen Stewart. The rest have been various shades of attractive, with a couple being as pretty as Charlize. And I'm sure many Talkbackers could make the same claim. We're not all fat fucks, dumb cunts and ugly bastards!!! Movies are enjoyed and discussed by normal looking people too you know.

  • May 31, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    ULTRATRON!!!

    by Lucifer Haywood

    Sorry to yell, sir. Was there any truth to your Disney World posts a few weeks back?

  • May 31, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the review Harry

    by Iason

    I don't always agree with you but your reviews invariably show how much you love movies, and that's very cool. Half the commenters here seem to be expecting a different kind of review process. I don't understand why. Maybe you should all reread the About info or something. Will I go see this? Ehhhh...maybe DVD it.

  • May 31, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    harry does have a point

    by JaredP

    i mean all of the adaptions of snow white have a hot evil queen going up against a less hotter snow white. ONCE UPON A TIME is the perfect example. lana parilla is 1000 times hotter than ginnifer goodwin.

  • May 31, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST

    i think this is going to be the surprise hit of the summer

    by JaredP

    maybe axel braun can create a parody film where snow white defeats the evil queen by givng her a killer orgasm with a really big strap -on fuck

  • June 1, 2012, 12:41 a.m. CST

    god damn harry enough with the adventureland love

    by HASBEER_WILLCHEET

    it was a solid movie, but it honestly wasnt funny and it was predictable. it was like some sort of weird juno/superbad/that 70s show mishmash. absolutely fucking dumbfounded at the love that movie gets.

  • June 1, 2012, 1:11 a.m. CST

    I wish I could trust Harry's reviews.

    by Sardonic

    I actually like reading them, but I can't take them seriously as an actual opinion because he likes every fucking movie that comes out. I'm not saying that's bad, hell more power to him, but it's not exactly the best attribute for a movie critic.

  • June 1, 2012, 4:14 a.m. CST

    seconded havebeer

    by Bass Ackwards

    In the run up to this movie I have consistently seen AICN writers claiming Stewart is a good actress based on Adventureland, and I'm always wondering what they saw. She's bland, dull, and lifeless in those films, there's nothing about these films that suggests she has any kind of range beyond being perhaps a tolerable presence in otherwise mediocre films, a bar which it sounds like she may have yet again reached for this film.

  • June 1, 2012, 8:01 a.m. CST

    lv_426

    by thomskis

    Very good :-)

  • June 1, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Harry, "fair" means "light-skinned"

    by Admiral Nelson

    As in "fair complexion, not "equitable" (why the hell would an evil queen give a rat's ass about "equity?") Changing the definition of words just to fit your own beliefs is just ignorant -- a dog doesn't magically become a cat just because I call it one. At the time this story was written, "light-skinned" was synonymous with "beautiful" and "pleasing to look at." Even today, people in India or China often equate light-colored skin with being beautiful -- the darker your skin, the lower your status, because it means you have to work in the sun. It's both class and race mixed in one ugly, bigoted package.

  • June 1, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Where's the Prometheus reviews?

    by donkey_lasher

    Surely Harry has seen it by now??

  • June 1, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    The truth is this movie was good until the end

    by alpine

    My wife made me see this movie today. Little did I know I was going to be seeing Snow White warrior princess. She even gives a Braveheart style speech in this movie before leading her troops into battle. People in Hollywood really are out of ideas!

  • June 1, 2012, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Beautiful, yet flawed is the best way to describe it

    by Logan_1973

    Visually stunning, but messy in the storytelling.

  • June 1, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    The worst flaw in LEGEND is when....

    by v3d

    a character says, Oh WOW!. The only thing that would have been worse would be, "Tubular" "Grody to the Max!" or some other 80's speak. It pulls me out of the movie every time I see it.

  • June 1, 2012, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Kristen Stewart?

    by christpunchers2007

    No thanks.

  • June 2, 2012, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Does this Harry guy

    by sai_justin

    ever NOT like a movie? I'm not a constant visitor of this site, but I think that's why; everyone loves everything around here, even the crap. Starting to think these guys get studio kick-backs to say good shit. And undoubtedly (this being a notorious website for being chock full of every Troll, Dick, & Fucky), I'm likely the zillionth person to express this - sorry bout that.

  • June 2, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Excalibur is awesome. Don't compare it to this OR Legend

    by vetepalapinga

    Legend definitely has some good shit in it but it's not a good movie. I totally hate the honeythorn gump. He ruins the movie for me. Yes, I saw Excalibur when I was very young but there's a bunch of movies that I liked when I was little and now think they are total shit so that argument doesn't hold water. And to the guy who saw it for the first time recently- you ONLY liked Arthur? Gimme a fucking break. Merlin steals the show. Helen Mirren as Morgana? Helloooo

  • June 2, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    How can you call Charlize a cold fish? Have you met her in real life?

    by vetepalapinga

  • June 2, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Harry - I used to really like reading your reviews

    by DarthJedi

    You were blatant and sometimes a little mean with your honesty. That was cool because it was the truth and you didn't care who you pissed off when you wrote it. All you cared about was the quality of the flick. Not anymore though. I have no idea what happened along the way (maybe success and hanging around all the people you idolized in the biz), but I'd let the rest of the guys here write the reviews from now on if I were you and just keep to overseeing the site. Your objectivity has been sorely compromised.

  • June 2, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Spoiler: Princess Mononoke

    by 9000rpm

    Much was done well, and Hemsworth is a great Huntsman. Sanctuary was indeed enchanting (although a bit of a low-rent Avatar). However, the forest spirit was completely unnecessary AND an unforgivable rip-off of Princess Mononoke. Shame, shame, shame on whoever came up with that character.

  • June 3, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Dredd is coming Sept 21

    by coolfan123

    The ultimate lawman returns to theaters this fall... http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/8400166/1024/various/Judge-Dredd-film-poster---version-2bcd.jpg Judge. Jury. Executioner.

  • June 3, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Um this movie was seriously an average affair

    by MainMan2001

    Not a good movie at all. Theron's performance is the only thing worth noting in the film and it's actually amazing. Other then that everything is borning. Lazy work. Except Theron who kills it

  • June 6, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Snow White is a What???

    by Patrick

    Rock and Dust at the Flix. Snow White and the Huntsman Review. http://youtu.be/xc_8OXq93yM

  • June 8, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST

    snow white v mirror mirror

    by Wyrdy the Gerbil

    Ok then to start with i liked Snow White and the Huntsman not a huge amount but enough to recommend it,but ive just seen mirror mirror and i loved it..not liked but loved it snow was prettier the dwarves were better and though charize edged it in the wicked witch department julia did a great job as well ...frankly i have to say i had a better time watching mirror mirror than Snow White and the Huntsman by far

  • June 9, 2012, 5:58 p.m. CST

    This movie seriously needed a sense of humor.

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • June 12, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    blech

    by eROKv

    i wanted to love this movie more than anyone. I FUCKING FELL ASLEEP THREE TIMES! has an actor/actress ever been so severely miscast as kristen stewart in this movie? does this woman ever smile? how the hell can you be snow white and NEVER SMILE? she had the exact same look on her face while facing the possibility of having her face eaten by a troll as when she was in an enchanted forest surrounded by fairies. WTF? this movie could have been three hours of charlize changing in and out of ever increasingly intricate and awesome queen outfits while screaming at and slapping underlings and i would have been in heaven. never have i seen so much promise and potential in a movie trailer. my imagination was utterly exploding with possibilities! only to be so utterly disappointed by the movie itself. harry, did you even watch this movie? maybe you just reviewed the trailer...

  • June 15, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    Worst Movie in a Looooong time...

    by VermithraxPejorative

    There's not much to like at all in this film. There's so cool shots but the story is boring and makes zero sense. Why didn't the queen just kill SNow WHite in the beginning? Everyone assumed she was dead for a reason... because it made perfect sense to kill her if she was a threat to her age and throne. Stupid... The rest of the movie consisted of run from bad guys, bad guys catch up, repeat. I can't believe anyone in their right mind would recommend this to someone. A complete mess. And snow white leading the battle at the end after spending her whole like in jail??? give me a break...

  • June 15, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST

    I agree 9000rpm

    by VermithraxPejorative

    My girlfriend said after the movie the only scene she liked was the white elk scene... then I reminded her it was a rip-off of Princess Mononoke. So the only cool scene was a blatant rip-off not even as good as the source.

  • June 16, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Ultratron - Picardo in Legend

    by AndoSoundsLikeAMong

    Guess you probably won't see this now, but I'll post it anyway - Picardo in Legend is Meg Mucklebones; so basically, unrecognizable. Really cool when you know it is him / have seen him in other stuff though.

  • June 20, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Finally Saw this tonight- AWESOME and....

    by ricster

    I have two daughters (5 and 7) and I CAN'T WAIT to show them this film. I'm thinking xmas after the youngest turns 6. It'll blow their minds like Willow / Legend / The Neverending Story (How DARK was The Nothing?!) / Dark Crystal did to me when I was a nipper. Superb fantastic stuff.

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