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A very watchable film
on 16 November 2014
this is a most watchable family film, although quite mercilessly gruesome in places, but I can't help thinking that without Ewan McGregor, i might not have enjoyed it so much. Simple plot, simple tale, excellent scenery and the Giants are superb, but there's not much a director can do with a well known story where we already know the outcome. For this to work, we are reliant on brilliant acting, clever lines and likeable characters, which of course is exactly what you get from Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy and a few others, but I'm not sure all of the characters worked for me, so it lacked something that Snow White and the Huntsman positively achieved. I thought Nicholas Hoult was a little wooden as Jack and I was hoping the princess might change her mind and fall in love with Mr McGregor to be honest. However, it's a good ol' yarn for a Sunday afternoon and can't say fairer than that.