It was bed time for my daughters and when my six year old saw my “Grimm’s Snow White” DVD she was adamant about watching it, so I let them. They watched less than five minutes because once they saw the beast tear a woman apart they sprinted to bed. Spoiler? Nah, you knew this movie would have some of that.
I can only say good things about “Grimm’s Snow White”, the writing, directing, scenery, special effects, acting, were all incredible! Plus the movie did a much better job than “The Sound of Music” of capturing Austria’s true beauty. Of course Mr. Lawson and company once again out did themselves with the special effects.
Making the movie was challenging for the cast and crew mainly the cinematographer Alexander Yellen and director Rachel Goldenberg, but they overcame the obstacles and put together an instant classic. That’s enough of the “I love you man” mushy drunk blabbering.
The story is set up nicely and then the fun begins when Snow White (Eliza Bennett) and Prince Alexander (Jamie Thomas King) meet. Wow! The first look they gave each other was powerful and convinced me they were instantly in love. Plus it met current day standards of eye f’ing each other.
When we meet the elf Heagthorn (Sebastian Wimmer) we know he’s the likeable elf that all the others look down on, but it’s inevitable he’ll do something grand later to prove himself. You root him on, but he does tend to get himself into trouble here and there. I typically picture elves as little people with big ears always working and singing with high pitched voices, but not these elves. They can be bad ass and you’ll see that in the final battle scene. They also have special powers, the elf Isabella (Sabine Kranzelbinder) http://wp.me/p2eH5w-2i who worked for the queen was able to cure the queen’s headache within seconds. Man, I need her around for hangovers. I did have one issue with the elves and it was their pants. In the middle of a fierce battle I kept waiting to hear them shout “STOP, Hammer time!”
Finally, every time I watch a movie I take notes to apply to my own scripts. For this movie I had the least amount of notes because before I knew it the movie was over. Was the movie that good or was I still thinking about that eye F’ing moment? Both.