May 31, 2012 1:00 PM

‘Snow White and the Huntsman’: A grim fairy tale | 2½ stars

It’s rare these days to find a fairy tale adaptation that isn’t making fun of itself. No winks. No giggles. No cheeky “Shrek”-style pop culture references. Yet “Snow White and the Huntsman” embraces its seriousness. It's an earnest, nearly humorless adventure that features sword fights.

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