Is it possible for a film to UNgrow on you. I guess so, espesh if my experience of this week’s latest summer blockbuster, “Snow White and the Huntsman” is anything at all to go by.
Oh, don’t get me wrong: its competent,impressive, magnificent, even, in parts. But in the end, it doesn’t quite hang together: it has a slightly jarring feminist sub-plot; and as a whole it isyet another in a now well-established procession of “evil woman drains the land, young virgin saves it”that seems to be contributing something unwholesome to the Beauty Myth, dressed up in sassy fairytale. Read the rest of this entry »