Not everyone is pleased with "Snow White and the Huntsman" winning the box office last weekend.
According to TMZ, the Little People of America, "a national non-profit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families," is unhappy with the casting choices of the film's dwarves.
The movie, which re-imagines the famed fairy-tale characters as a gritty group of wanderers, featured big people as dwarves, thereby passing on actors of shorter stature.
A representative from the organization told TMZ that Hollywood needs to start casting shorter people with more frequency: "This means both casting people with dwarfism as characters that were specifically written to be played by little people ... and other roles that would be open to people of short stature."
In "Huntsman," the dwarves are portrayed by a group of respected actors, including Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Brian Gleeson, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost and Johnny Harris. For the film, director Rupert Sanders digitally inserted the actors' faces on to little people's bodies.
"Snow White" also stars Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth.
David Edelstein (NY Mag)
<a href="http://nymag.com/movies/reviews/snow-white-and-the-huntsman-2012-6/" target="_hplink">The movie's revisionist tone is startlingly enough to carry you along</a>.
Nick Pinkerton (Village Voice)
A film that's considerably longer than it needs be, in which the evocative eloquence of storybook pictures is consistently garbled by the need to overexplain and psychoanalyze.
Ed Gonzalez (Slant Magazine)
As feminist fantasy, the film is non-committal, and as a reimagining of the fairy tale, <a href="http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/snow-white-and-the-huntsman/6319" target="_hplink">it's at best expensive-looking without seeming wantonly so</a>.
Keith Uhlich (Time Out New York)
The film ... proceeds with a deliberateness rare in a big-budget franchise starter; you can sense the hand of coscreenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive) <a href="http://www.timeout.com/us/film/snow-white-and-the-huntsman" target="_hplink">in the story's always involving, slow-build structure</a>.
Marshall Fine (Hollywood & Fine)
It's better than you expect - <a href="http://hollywoodandfine.com/reviews/?p=5014" target="_hplink">but its length and self-seriousness probably make it too stolid and dark for the fairy-tale demographic</a>.
Josh Winning (Total Film)
A visually inventive, deliciously dark fairytale reheat. The story's far from the stuff of legend, <a href="http://www.totalfilm.com/reviews/cinema/snow-white-and-the-huntsman?ns_campaign=reviews&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=totalfilm&ns_linkname=0&ns_fee=0" target="_hplink">but Theron makes for a ferocious meanie, helping to flush away Mirror Mirror's sugary aftertaste</a>.
Dan Jolin (Empire Magazine)
<a href="http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=137177" target="_hplink">A strong visual style tussles with flaccid storytelling in this ambitious retelling of Grimm</a>.
Tim Robey (Daily Telegraph)
Hemsworth looks every bit the rugged outdoorsman, <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/9294293/Snow-White-and-the-Huntsman-review.html" target="_hplink">so it's a pity how disposable the script makes him</a>.
Roz Laws (Birmingham Post)
Apparently there are at least 15 more fairytale films in production, including two each based on Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Peter Pan, <a href="http://www.birminghampost.net/life-leisure-birmingham-guide/birmingham-culture/film-news/2012/05/30/movie-reviews-snow-white-and-the-huntsman-the-angels-share-men-in-black-3-cafe-de-flore-65233-31078934/" target="_hplink">but I doubt many of them will look as good as this</a>.
Matthew Turner (ViewLondon)
Despite some stunning effects work, this is a disappointing and frequently dull fairy tale adaptation that flounders thanks to dodgy performances, <a href="http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/films/snow-white-and-the-huntsman-film-review-43880.html" target="_hplink">leaden dialogue and a crucial lack of both humour and action</a>.