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Movie Review: Snow White and The Huntsman

I wanted to see Snow White and The Huntsman ever since I saw previews for it in The Hunger Games premiere. Seeing Charlize Theron wreacking havoc on the world, especially Kristen Stewart…I mean Snow White…really appealed to me.

I finally saw it this weekend with the hubs, and thought it was both good and bad at the same time.

Movie Review Snow White and The Huntsman


Cast

  • Kristen Stewart: Snow White, with guest appearances by Bella Swan’s facial expressions
  • Charlize Theron: Ravenna, the fierce evil queen
  • Chris Hemsworth: Hunstman, who is far too old to be Snow White’s love interest
  • Sam Claflin: William, Snow White’s childhood friend and resident cutie

Plot:

As a Snow White retelling, you probably already know the basic plot of the movie. Snow White is trapped by the evil queen, Ravenna, after Ravenna kills her dad on their wedding night. Charlize doesn’t mess around (literally).

Moving on to parts of the movie you DON’T already know…The writers of this movie definitely didn’t follow the classic Snow White tale – they of course embellished it with a mixed up chronology and added in more background to Ravenna’s (the most attractive person in the movie) story.

I both liked and disliked this messing around with the classic children’s tale. But, when you add in all the special effects, it really made for a stunning film.

Romance:

There’s a quasi-love triangle for about 5 seconds in the movie, which is dispelled quickly. Sadly, the relationship that survives is disappointing in its watered down, inconsistent state. *Sigh.*

Acting:

  • K. Stew: -2. She didn’t even have that many lines! She mostly just looked peaceful and in one instance, rallyed the troops.
  • Charlize Theron: 10. Any scene where she’s yelling is fantastic. Haha!
  • Chris Hemsworth: 6. Not as good as Thor or The Avengers.
  • Sam Claflin: 7. A good performance even though he got like 5 minutes of screen time.

Snow White and The Huntsman Overall:

I loved the special effects and the new take on one of my favorite fairy tales. I didn’t like the awkward performance by Kristen Stewart and the lame romance that is supposed to be key to this story.

If only Snow White had done a little bit more of this in the movie…

snow white and the huntsman movie review

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About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • http://ems-reviews-books.blogspot.com/ Ems

    Hahahahaha! This might be the best review of this movie that I’ve seen yet. Really, KStew should never have any lines in movies. I don’t think that the world can handle any more of her monotone.

    I’m still debating on seeing this in the theatre or just waiting for RedBox.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      It IS good, but it just comes down to how much KStew bothers you. I mean, Chris Hemsworth could sway you! :)

  • Deborah

    That’s so funny, because I loved Chris Hemsworth – especially that scene where he pours his heart out. But I wasn’t in love with Charlize’s performance – lots of long drawn out lines “who’s…the fairest….of…them…all.” And yeah, I saw Bella come up a few times, but I thought maybe that’s just Kristin’s style? But great cinematography!!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      That’s true. Charlize had a funky British accent at times too.

      The cinematography saved this movie in a lot of ways I think! What would you rate this movie on a scale from 1 to 10?

  • http://www.mithrilwisdom.com/ Jamie Gibbs

    Kristen Stewart has proved that she is the female Keanu Reeves. She has one expression and sticks to it. I think I’ll give this a miss.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Bahahaha, fantastic analogy! I do love me some Keanu, though! Especially sad keanu!

      • http://www.mithrilwisdom.com/ Jamie Gibbs

        I liked Keanu back when he smiled, like in Bill and Ted. Bring back happy Keanu!

  • http://twitter.com/MelLHay Melissa

    I’ve heard from others that Kristen Stewart was the weak link in this movie. Bummer. I do still want to see the movie. I’ll wait till its in DVD. :) Thank you

  • http://booksbeforebed.blogspot.com/ Scarlett

    I agree, a lot more could have happened there, the best thing I got from it was the effects and a bit of a different take on the storyline. Under normal circumstances I wish the huntsman could have gone for snow white more…but not when it’s kristen stewart.

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