Stars: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins
Available: Now on DVD and BD
If you are going to rejig a popular fairytale for the umpteenth time it’s not enough just to fancy up the visual effects, you have to say something new too. This one’s only about the style with Julia Roberts hamming it up as the wicked queen who banishes the virtuous princess Snow White to a dangerous forest where she’s rescued by dwarfs. Both its modern sensibilities and humour don’t work and long patches of ‘‘ boring’’ don’t help either.
Extras: ½ A gushy making of featurette but it works when the focus is on the production and not the filmmaker’s ‘‘ genius’’ talents.