Tarsem Singh take on the Grimm Fairy Tale sees Julia Roberts as the evil queen determined to rid her realm of the troublesomely beauteous Snow White (Lily Collins). Blah blah blah, Prince Charming (Armie Hammer – he of Social Network fame), blah blah blah dwarves. It’s evidently a lot more light-hearted than the Charlize Theron / Kristen Stewart version Snow White And The Huntsmen which will be released around the same time but I have to say it looks like an unmitigated disaster.
It’s got Tarsem Singh’s characteristic eye for set design and admittedly looks fantastic (see Immortals for his latest offering). Check out this preposterous dress:
But Armie Hammer licking Julia Roberts’ face because he drank a puppy love potion? Dwarves discovering Snow White and using the line “Snow White? Snow way!”? It looks dreadful, like the worst kind of Christmas pantomime. It’s behind you? You’ll probably wish it was.
Judge for yourself: