I heard someone review this movie who said, "It was so dark it wasn't really enjoyable but I couldn't look away." These are my sentiments exactly. The queen was almost too evil to believe. There was very little in the movie that made me feel good. The dwarfs lived in the fairy forest and the movie spent a 10 minute or so segment there and my fear eased up a little then, otherwise I was gripping my seat with dread of who might die a violent death next. The scenery was spectacularly dark and frightening. There were too many desperate fights and battle scenes...too many violent outbursts of the queen and her creepy brother and a fierce monster. Some of the special affects were amazing. The story line loosely followed the original story. The apple and the kiss finally showed up but the romance was nil. The ending is left dangling, not for a sequel, really, just a situation where you can decide how you want it to end. This is absolutely not for children. There is no sex but the violence was R rated even though it is a PG-13. My husband LOVED it! I would give it 2 Stars or less. I don't have much of a taste for this kind of movie, but I understand why adventure junkies like my husband can get enjoyment.