Two Snow White films within weeks of each other – which is better?

Not sure why the sudden fascination with Snow White, but I saw the second of two recent retellings of the Disney tale – Snow White & the Huntsman.   This version was much darker than the other (below) and provided the viewer with much better special effects.

I absolutely love Charlize Theron and there was just something about her rising up from the milk bath that was awesome.  As the evil queen, she did a great job.   Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as the huntsman was a surprise casting, but he did a really good job as well.  I have never liked Kristen Stewart in anything because frankly I have never seen her in a good movie, but I can safely say this is my favorite role for her.    Okay, just the fact that the word “Twilight” doesn’t appear anywhere in this film was enough to make this my favorite role for her.  If this was the only thing I had ever seen her in, I would likely think, “she’s decent.”

Although their role in the story was downplayed, I did like the casting of the dwarves and the effect of shrinking them down.

Lots of action, lots of special effects, Charlize Theron – its a win.

RATING 7 out of 10
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A few weeks back, Dawn and I saw the other recent Snow White film, Mirror, Mirror.  Although this one got panned by critics, it was a lot of fun.  This was definitely the funnier of the two.  Sure, it was cheesy.  Sure, it was campy. But it was fun… and that was the point.    Julia Roberts was a blast and Armie Hammer did a great job as the huntsman.

The dwarves were a much more lighthearted and entertaining bunch and a lot of fun.  The Bollywood scene and credits absolutely rocked.

RATING 7 out of 10
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If you want a fun time, Mirror, Mirror is the Snow White to see.  If you want action and special effects, Snow White & the Huntsman is the winner.  Better yet, see them both because they were both good in their own way.