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The story I found in this movie was basically what I expected. . . the FEELING I got from this movie was not. I believed this would be a fun summer move, an action movie fairy tale with a twist, but the movie is bleak and depressing in a completely unexpected way. Yes, Snow White is pretty and sweet, she’s held captive, breaks free, she meets dwarves, she eats a poisoned apple, is resurrected by a lover’s kiss, and eventually defeats the evil sorceress. But there is a theme of hopelessness woven into the fabric of this movie. Every scene is tinged with foreboding – even the happy, colorful, enchanted forest scenes – beautiful though they may be. The spirit of all the main characters is one of sorrow and defeat – throughout. Even the ending is less than hopeful – and I agree that the look on Snow White’s face upon receiving the crown is wholly awkward and disturbing. Why does this movie have to be so flippin’ sad? We get that the evil queen is basically the shadow of death, and she is eating the youth, beauty, and life out of everything around her – including the land itself – but did that really need to translate into the entirety of the film as a whole? There is zero “fun” in this film. It is a lengthy, heavy tale about the loss of youth, time, and possibility. This movie forces you to consider some heavy life questions that really don’t belong in a retelling of Snow White – including one such question that does the movie itself disservice: “How much of my life am I wasting?” An intelligent mind starts to question why they sat through the whole thing. . . This is not a great movie, but it does make it’s point – a bleak and discouraging point – but a point nonetheless: Be careful what you WASTE for. By my standards; this is not a summer movie at all. I believe it would have been more appropriate to release this one in the fall. It’s much more “thriller-drama” than “action-fantasy”.