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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.
Not as bad as I expected, and with enough stupidity to keep me entertained. It's nice to see strategy being employed in a big battle, even if the strategy is terrible, and nobody feels like using their shields. Highly derivative of other films, noticeably Lord of the Rings and Gladiator, Snow White is a decent fantasy action to fill the void of a post-lotr world.
The film opens surprisingly strong, but once we get to the dwarfs over halfway through the film, the plot halts to a stop, and the final act feels rushed. Chris Hemsworth is doing Thor again, which isn't really a bad thing, and I also liked Charlize Theron and her scenes. Kristin Steward needs to stay away from franchise films, because she only shines outside of them.
This one's actually getting a sequel. That's nice for a change.
enjoyable adaption of the snow white story. wanted more huntsman and dwarves than snow white, mainly because of who is playing whom, as well as how said characters are written.
oh and don't think i didn't notice your fucking blatant rip off of princess mononoke and the forest spirit. it takes me right out, but to their credit i was able to get back into it.
The story was bleh I wanted more tension between Snow White and Huntsman I only got good stuff towards the end. Aesthetically it achieves its metal grim look but I could do away with the dwarves they were whatever.
It was okay. Pierce Brosnan is pretty cool.
After being held captive in her own castle for so many years, how are Snow White's eyebrows so damn perfect?
Also, I think Snow lost her accent at some point. But her acting was a lot better than I thought it would be considering Twilight.
Sam Clafin was a wonderful addition to this weird tale of Snow White. Though why they had to add a love triangle to this fairy tale is beyond me (even a minor one). Not that I minded it, I just think it was unnecessary.
Why/ how did this get a sequel?
Snow White and the Huntsman has great production value and looks great, but that does nothing when the storytelling is painfully bad, boring and stale.
On a turn on the classic fairy tale, the film tells the story of Snow White (Stewart) on the run from the Evil Queen (Theron) with the aid of the Huntsman (Hemsworth) sent to kill her.
It's a real shame that a film so visually stunning can end up like this. I'm not the target audience for stuff like this I'm aware but the pacing and attempts for empathy are all over the place.…
Enjoyable live action adaption of the classic fairytale. Everyone here is decent in their own ways, unsuprisingly chris hemsworth and charlize theron really hold the fort here.
Oh and dont think i didnt see that blatent rip off of princess monoke with your forest spirit there.
Still i quite enjoyed this.
I think the Disney version was better.
I seem to enjoy this more than most. I actually don't think it's terrible, it's an interesting take on the tale, and I'm looking forward to watching the prequel.
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!