not as good as mirror mirror which wasn’t as good as the disney version. it’s the 200th anniversary of the original story which explains why we got two versions this year. both remakes this year seemed to sag during the time spent in the forest with the dwarfs. perhaps it’s just a story that shouldn’t be remade anymore.
both versions have admirable elements – the cinematography of mirror mirror, the witches of both, the dark beginning of this one…but neither is a good film. had peter jackson done this, i think it would have fulfilled its potential.
chiclet face is definitely the weakest link here. i think chloe moretz would have been a better choice, even though she’s a bit young for the part.