My cousin was eager to watch Snow White & the Huntman, mainly for Charlize Theron and I have to say she stole the show as the Evil Stepmother. And it was a brilliant performance. There was a deep sorrow and desperation in her portrayal so she was not just pure evil. That depair over aging is something most women can relate to. I felt she was definitely more beautiful than Kirsten Stewart although in the story it was supposed to be about inner beauty. I found Kirsten’s Snow White just too sulky and slouchy – I am not a Twilight fan so she didn’t appeal to me. She seemed akward in that role as much as Charlize owned hers and was breathtaking. Parts of the special effects were pretty breath-taking too. The parts involving the evil queen. The male characters I found boring.
I would have cast Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls and now Mad Men) as Snow White. I think she was born for the part.
Cathay is one of our favourite cinemas and the view from the top is lovely.