SNOW QUEEN (Theatrical Release USA 2013)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì

Snow Queen—Russian film with potential from the get-go—is limited by its small storyline, its lack of clarity and cohesiveness, and its general lack of purpose. Sequels, at this point seem unnecessary.

Storyline

Two orphaned children must defeat the Snow Queen’s ambitious plans.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Vladlen Barbe and Maksim Sveshnikov for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Timur Bekmambetov, Aleksandr Ligay, Donald Roman Lopez, Yuriy Moskvin, Vladimir Nikolaev, Sergey Rapoport, Olga Sinelshchikova, René Veilleux for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Gerda (voice of Anna Shurochkina), Orm (voice of Ivan Okhlobystin), Snezhnaya Koroleva (voice of Galina Tyunina), Vospitatel (voice of Dmitriy Nagiev), Doch Atamanshi (Elizaveta Arzamasova), Tsvetochnitsa (voice of Lyudmila Artemeva), Korol (voice of Yurly Stoyanov), and Atamanaha (voice of Anna Ardova).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The movie does not cross the cultural borderline well and creates some confusion as it does not easily transition between scenes. Read a plotline to the children before watching to ensure they will understand what they are watching. Better entertainment still belongs to animated features such as Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs or Pixar's Coco.

Ben Meyers

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