Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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.
Charlie Theron's villainy is excellent and there is much to enjoy visually, but a dull pace and a terrible Kristen Stewart performance keep me from really recommending this. R.I.P. Bob Hoskins though.
I watched this when it came out, and I thought I liked it. Now, I'm not sure that was my original opinion. I didn't care for this movie. It's long, it's pretty boring, and it was incredibly difficult for me to get interested in the world portrayed. The two protagonists are miscast and are extremely stiff. The standout to me was Charlize Theron as the evil queen. I'm always up for an appearance from Bob Hoskins, I completely forgot he was in this. My wife and I are going to watch the sequel soon, I hope it's not as bland as this was.
Just to be clear, I had very low expectations of this film going in, but I really needed to switch off my brain and Grimms' fairy tales, Snow White in particular, hold such a special place in my heart that I'll usually approach adaptations of them with some level of curiosity. Unfortunately, this movie is really, really boring. And confused. It feels like the relationship between the two titular characters was supposed to be the focus at some point, but then somebody decided that shit's for little girls and we needed more uninspired action scenes - but guys. Guys, you can't just pretend romance isn't important to a story where the heroine is literally woken from the dead by a…
I was not expecting a low budget Lord of the Rings.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Awful at times. Thank you Hemsworth for saving this just by a hairline xD
One star for the amazing costume designs and CGI. It was a slow-moving film but visually stunning to watch.
Another star for Charlize Theron, who brought the humor and fun with her OTT performance. And studio executives had the nerve to pay Chris Hemsworth more. She's a freaking Oscar winner, for God's sake! The injustice of it all!
Kristen Stewart, while somewhat looking the part, was all wrong for the character this film was trying to sell. She wasn't the meek house maid for seven dwarfs like the Disney film. We're supposed to believe a young woman with no fight experience and who was imprisoned for 10+ years can lead an army in chainmail and a sword. She looked ridiculous.…
i started the conjuring yesterday and didn't finish it and im going for the conjuring 2 in less than an hour but i just switched on the TV to the scene where sam claflin morphs into charlize theron and it might be the most horrific thing i've ever seen in my life
Go to a dictionary, look up every synonym for the word “boring” and you’ll have my overall opinion on this thing.
Complete list. :-(
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!