Friday, 26 April 2013
Snow White and the Huntsman (4 Stars)
This is a retelling of the story of Snow White. It isn't a film I normally would have watched, but a friend strongly recommended it, and I wasn't disappointed. It's a lot closer to the fairy tale than I expected, the action is exciting, and the special effects are impressive. I only have one fault with the film, and it's a big fault. I waited till the end, when the credits rolled, to see who was responsible for the casting. There it stood: "Casting by Lucy Bevan".
Lucy, Lucy, you should be ashamed of yourself. The film is all about beauty. "Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all?" Who in his right mind would find Kristen Stewart more attractive than Charlize Theron? Charlize is stunning, a Goddess among women, even now that she's almost 40. Despite all the hard work of the make up crew Kristen's appearance was dull. She doesn't even have average beauty, she's simply unattractive. She has buck teeth, large ears, a flat chest and narrow hips. In the fairy tale Snow White has blonde hair. Lucy Bevan did everything wrong. What was she thinking? Kristen Stewart doesn't even make up for her lack of good looks with acting skills. As an actress she is average at most. I'm sure there are at least 50, maybe 100 other actresses who would have been more suitable for the role. The best choice would have been Leelee Sobieski. Apart from being the best actress alive today, Leelee is beautiful enough to rival Charlize Theron. Anyone who has seen Leelee's performance in "Joan of Arc" will agree with me.