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Reviewer:
Gavmundo
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64 (59% helpful)

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  1.  Half decent attempt and a reVAMP (pun intended)

    Posted: 

    Well the movie is certainly worth a watch but despite the stellar cast (plus Kristen Stewart) and the excellent effects it does pretty much fail in what it is intending to present.

    There are lots of opinions on the "beauty" represented by Snow White but whether it be an inner beauty or or physical beauty Stewart pretty much fails on all counts. She is a popular actress in some quarters (not with me clearly) but her character is the focal point in this movie and needs to be spot on for the movie to work. Snow White is supposed to represent both a physical and spiritual beauty and Stewart fails in this. Her personality, charisma and beauty should be the driving force of the story but we see and feel none of that. I was actually hoping the queen won by the end of the film though I knew that couldn't happen.

    I did give it three starts so it's not all bad. Theron gives another powerful performance and is the perfect nasty queen. The effects are good, the all star British cast of Dwarves were excellent and despite the script being quite poor in places and the realism of a medieval europe ridiculously bad (they quite clearly intended it to be representative of Medieval Europe due to the Catholic prayer Snow White recites at the beginning) you always felt you wanted to see it through to the end. At no point did I think "right I've had enough of this" and switch off and that does happen a lot these days.

    So in summary the film was mainly let down by a weak portrayal of Snow White. Not really the actresses fault as this film was too big for her and she was miscast. The film was watchable mainly due to Charlize Theron's performance. The representation of medieval Europe was ridiculous (only in Hollywood could a small band of cavalry attack a large fortress without siege equipment of any kind) and where the hell did the troll under the bridge come from?

    Give it a try... worth a watch but not worth buying. Am I glad I didn't go to the cinema to see it.

  2.  Embarrassing

    Posted: 

    I've seen this before in 2003 and although it's packaged like a new movie (the same happened with the Empire tv series being repackaged as Rome Blood and Sand) it's a lie. This is the remake of A Lion in Winter and was released in 2003. It's nowhere near as good as the original with Peter O'Toole but to repackage something in the hope you trick the public into buying a film you've already seen under a different name is pathetic.

  3.  Garbage

    Posted: 

    I don't see what movie some of the reviewers are seeing here but this film is awful. From the generic American teens with the annoying sense of humour to the generic good looking females who have decided to just head over to Moscow for no particular reason and have some fun (which you couldn't do due to the need for a visa and strict guidlines). The Aliens are pretty poor and there seems no logical reason for their "invasion" the script is mediocre and the characters so annoying you are just hoping they are exterminated as quickly as possible.

    I hated Skyline but it was far superior to this drivel... and I'm being kind.

  4.  Perfect Ending

    Posted: 

    Not often you say that about a thriller or horror film these days but this is an excellent little thriller with a small but excellent cast. It keeps you gripped and guessing all the way through and I thought the ending was perfect. It doesn't hurt that Christina is naked for 90% of the movie ;)

  5.  Poor

    Posted: 

    I've not read the book myself so didn't have expectations but I found the script and acting mediocre. Feels like a made for TV series and a low budget one at that. Fans of the book might like to see it on screen but I didn't find any positives.

  6.  As bad as Clash of the Titans remake? Almost

    Posted: 

    I was actually hoping for something worthy of the cast (which is impressive) but sadly those hopes were dashed. This really is drivel. A few decent effects, a good bad guy, the bog standard good guy and a hot chick. That's it basically and pretty much sums up you're average Epic these days.

    Like Clash of the Titans they have slaughtered the Mythology and I really don't see the need. For anyone who knows anything about Greek Mythology this is a car wreckage. The story isn't very interesting, it's a fairly pointless story really. It could have been made so much better. The only good things going for it are John Hurt (who features in about ten mins of the movie) and Frieda Pinto who is unbelievably hot . They get the movie an extra star. For anyone who like action movies with an average script then this might keep your interest but be warned 300 it isn't.

  7.  Mildly Entertaining

    Posted: 

    Despite the poor script the movie is mildly entertaining. The idea, though a little silly, is interesting if you have a good imagination. How Elizabeth Bathory (pronounced incorrectly all the way through the movie ... should be Batory) ends up in the U.S. when she died in Cachtice Castle (in what is now Slovakia) is somewhat of a mystery. I did say you needed some imagination.

    If you pay no more than 2-3 quid for this movie, have a good imagination and are easily pleased then you might enjoy this. I'd give it 2.5 (the extra .5 for being based around a cool looking comp game).

  8.  Very enjoyable

    Posted: 

    Though not perfect this is a very good attempt at a Tarantino-style movie. Well acted with lots of death and destruction biblical style. It's one of those sorts of movies that keeps you wanting more even if what you are getting isn't quite the highest of quality. A pretty simple plot that keeps you wondering who's going to end up dead next...

  9.  Absolutely AMAZING!!!

    Posted: 

    As a fan of Dicken's work but never having read or seen an adaption of Bleak House I was delighted to find this gem of a TV series. I agree completely with other reviewers here when I say this is an AMAZING adaption and without doubt the best feast of Dickens I've ever seen. Amazing cast, amazing script, wonderful characters, addictive in the extreme. I watched it over 3-4 nights and couldn't help but "watch one more". Amazing performances by all but especially by Charles Dance, Gillian Anderson (who is more beautiful the older she gets) and Phil Davis. It doesn't get nay better than this.

  10.  Absolutely AMAZING!!!

    Posted: 

    As a fan of Dicken's work but never having read or seen an adaption of Bleak House I was delighted to find this gem of a TV series. I agree completely with other reviewers here when I say this is an AMAZING adaption and without doubt the best feast of Dickens I've ever seen. Amazing cast, amazing script, wonderful characters, addictive in the extreme. I watched it over 3-4 nights and couldn't help but "watch one more". Amazing performances by all but especially by Charles Dance, Gillian Anderson (who is more beautiful the older she gets) and Phil Davis. It doesn't get nay better than this.