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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.
Game Of Thrones for bed-wetters.
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…
From the moment Chris Hemsworth's horrendous Gerard Butler impression was heard (ie the very first scene), the tone was set for me here. It was going to be one of *those* blockbusters.
Look this is visually arresting in places, capturing cinematically the spirit of Snow White's world, but it's lacking any kind of charm or whimsy, and the writing stinks. Hemsworth tried but is hampered by that accent, Kristen Stewart has all the charisma of a toilet brush and the usually strong Charlize Theron is ice cold but spends TOO MUCH time randomly SHOUTING IN THE MIDDLE of speeches for no apparent reason than she's 'evil'.
It was, however, the dwarves that made me switch off. I mean... Rupert Sanders you were crazy for having it away with Stewart but the dwarves? What *were* you thinking?
No. Not for me, this one, I'm afraid.
Sadly most of this film is forgettable, it took me a few minutes to remember what film I had actually watched. The dwarf cast is the only real highlight and even they fail to offer anything that great.
Kristen Stewart is the fairest? Jesus Christ! I don't think there's an actress in Hollywood today that looks more trailer-trashy. She's like Taylor Swift's sista from another mista.
I also don't think I can watch this simply for that fact. What the fuck has happened to casting directors these days. Not to mention there's Charlize screaming--she's not a screamer, this is totally not a role for her. Maybe she chose it, other than being desperate for a paycheck, because she fancies herself a temperamental bitch queen.
Didn't finish watching this. Not engaging or exciting at all.
Angefangen den Film zu gucken... aber abgebrochen, weil es echt nicht mein Fall war. Die Charaktere waren seltsam - da schaue ich lieber Game of Thrones.
I get the feeling I was supposed to hate this, everyone else seems to - I didn't find it nearly as tedious or overblown as I find The Lord of the Rings or the various Robin Hood remakes. If anything lets this film down it would be the less than charismatic male cast; Charlize Theron is very good and I feel like Kristen Stewart was made for the role of being 'the fairest of them all' whilst throwing a few punches.
"Hot on the heels of the sickly sweet, faithful adaptation Mirror Mirror, Snow White & The Huntsman grumbles into cinemas, offering the dark ‘n’ gritty take on the classic fairytale. However, does having two adaptations of the same source material within months of each other make for overkill?
Well, yes and no; Mirror Mirror and Huntsman are polar opposites, light and shade, if you will, but the everyone in the Western world for the past two centuries has been regaled with the tale of Snow White, the wicked Queen and the seven dwarves since they were old enough to pay attention to something for more than a minute. Were there, say, two films based on a more modern source in the…
Over the past several years cinemas have been flooded with modern adaptations of older stories and this summer is no different. Film after film, weekend after weekend, these contemporary remakes are seeking to find their own unique take on a classic story and hoping that audiences find something new in the material. It’s a hard thing to reinvent a fairytale as iconic as Snow White, particularly because it has been retold so many times over and over. With Snow White and the Huntsman, has first-time director Rupert Sanders taken a bite out of a fresh or poisoned apple?
Sanders’s take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale immediately sets itself apart from any adaptation of the material ever seen. If there…
Charlize Theron was amazing as Queen Ravena, the evil stepmother and witch. She was was gorgeous and wonderful, bringing a haunted, unhinged depth to the movie. As such, she is the only reason to watch this movie. It also helped that the design of her gowns was stunning — the one with bird skulls around the neckline was my favorite.
Other than her, the movie was just so-so.
Kristin Stewart fail.
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