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Snow White and the Huntsman
The Fairytale is Over
After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain immortality, The Evil Queen needs the heart of Snow White. After Snow escapes the castle, the Queen sends the Huntsman to find her in the Dark Forest.
My word, she really does have only one facial expression, doesn’t she?
If fairytales really existed, this film would never have been made.
Yet here we are.....
It should have been called: 'Emo chick without talent and the overacting Evil Queen surrounded by discount CGI'
Makes me want to eat a poisoned apple and die.
Boredom is pretty abundant in this flat and uneven Robin Hood / Kingdom of Heaven / Once Upon a Time / The Lord of the Rings / Narnia amalgamation that takes place in a Universe so f#cked up that Kristen Stewart is supposedly more beautiful than Charlize Theron. These are officially the longest two hours of my life.
Why is it nowadays that every big budget film has to be turned into an action flick? Snow White is a perfectly nice fairy tale, and one can incorporate enough twists into it without turning the film adaptation into a constant battle zone.
Unfortunately, an action movie with fairytale characters is what we get in Snow White and the Huntsman. The film has only two redeeming aspects: its lovely cinematography, and Chris Hemsworth, who continues doing what he does best: being convincing at beating the shit out of people while also looking broodingly handsome.
Everything else is boring beyond belief. Charlize Theron looks beautiful, but her performance is regrettably flat, since all she does is either shout in rage or…
Why is she of such value?
Apparently someone thought Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by way of Lord of the Rings was a fantastic idea. It's quite easy to figure out, as with most blockbusters, it's existence is influenced by a past hit. The success of Tim Burton's take on Alice in Wonderland, which featured a lot more swords then most people remembered from the original story, is the reason this version of Snow White exists. It's also the reason that I'm sure there's probably a plethora of more fairytale-turned-action-movies on the way. I would check IMDB, but I'm scared of what I'd find out.
The film's story is basically a whole lot of action sequences loosely…
Review In A Nutshell:
A film that is unapologetically self-indulgent in its narrative, with unbalanced pacing and unnecessary and dragging story elements. Thankfully it manages to dazzle in its imagery, with visual effects that rivals its blockbuster peers; and the performances by its cast were better than expected.
I decided to rewatch this in preparation for The Huntsman: Winter's War, which I am going to see tomorrow night, and goddamnit was it a big mistake.
It made me go as far as to reconsider whether I don't want to see London is Fallen or Survivor or some other shit tomorrow, because I don't think I can take another two-hour-plus borefest with stale acting and no fucking heart to it whatsoever.
Out of all the blatant LOTR-style knockoffs, fairy-tale "reimaginings", this is probably the worst. I was ready for it to end after 20 minutes, but it just wouldn't end.
At least Charlize Theron is entertaining (and ironically enough, way 'fairer' than Kristen Stewart, who was still in her "one facial expression" phase here).
For all of the action and CGI that this film has to offer, it was boring. Not sure if this was due to a familiar storyline, stale dialogue, or bad acting, but the movie brought nothing to the table. No suspense, no thrills, no interest.
what's up with these people leaving animals to die
Why? This movie has so many problems like the story makes no scenes. Why would she keep Snow White alive? Huh? Answer me that!
I don't know was it the casting, the scattered storyline or Kristen Stewart being called "fairest of them all" but this is one of those films I will easily forget.
Enjoyed it more on a rewatch.
Visually stunning and creatively written, this adaption of the tale of "Snow White" proves its worth as an adaptation with enough clever twists on the classic tale to give reason to its existence.
Performances are solid all around. Chris Hemsworth makes for a great Huntsman and all of the dwarves give excellent performances. Sam Clafin, in a smaller role, does fine work as the Prince. Believe it or not but Kristen Stwewert does acceptable work here, though I do believe her to be slightly out of her league in the presence of Hemsworth and Charlize Theron... Speaking of Charlize Theron, she absolutely steals the show with her benevolent and truly scary performance. Theron deserves…
I don't recall much of this movie, other than the CGI being puttering and Charlize Theron being utter perfection.
Making the classic Snow White story into a gritty action movie is completely unnecessary but Snow White and the Huntsman does about as good as you could do with the premise. It vacillates between a grounded take on the fairy tale and a strange and goofy version, but it all somewhat works. What didn't, for me at least, was Theron's over-the-top performance. Her constant yelling and brooding didn't make her character any more interesting, and actually worked against any understanding of her motivations. The rest of the film is passable, never remarkable. It tries some interesting gender politics, especially in a way that the two female leads face off in the end, neither needing any help from a a male. But they just resort to fighting like any other film of this kind. Not sure why it exists, but it does and it is better than expected.
bad bad bad so bad bad bad bad
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!