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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.
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.
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…
Here's a film that looks so incredibly artificial that at some point during the post-production, particularly the color correction process, someone must have made the conscious decision to create a film that looks exactly like a 20 year old's image of the perfect Photoshop image edit. The contrast between black and white has that quaint gradient map+overlay thing going for it. Now this could easily be a bad thing, but the movie just goes with it, constructing shots in a manner that uses this dumb color scheme to it's advantage to the point where if you let it, it'll totally suck you in over the two hours it takes to tell this gritty-as-balls version of Snow White. The amount of…
Mirror mirror on the wall is this going to be better then mirror mirror. This movie is a lot better then mirror mirror but was this film amazing well I can say yes.this movie was okay but this movie was like lord of the rings and Narnia.
no need to go into that one, its snow white and the seven dwarves. I am sure you all know the story!
this is no sanitised Disney version of the story, but a dark story of murder, betrayal and revenge.
set pieces are dark, gothic and grimy, and give a real lived in feel of medieval times.
CGI effects are top of the line, with glass warriors, trolls, fairies.
battles and fights are well done and intense. an all round enjoyable movie.
A little tad long at 127 mins.
n.B; but the best thing about the movie, is not, snow, white, or the huntsman, or even, Charlise Theron, who plays the evil queen to perfection, but the little seven…
Not that bad except the actress that plays Snow White... Is not very good.
Derivative. Nice to see Thor kicking some butt again, tho.
Beautiful to watch for the visuals, but the characters were paper thin and the plot too compex to make any sense.
Good: Visuals are quite stunning, perfectly supporting the dark moody world that the story takes place in.
Bad: Convoluted backstory that is nearly impossible to follow for an adult, much less a kid. Why do we care?
Rating: 5.5 / 10 (Fair)
Oddly happy making and not as offensive as I thought it would be
For a film with this much action and darkness within it, I honestly couldn't find any reason as to why it would be boring. However, that exactly what I got. It's action is actually pretty well done and the performances are decent (Stewart is better in this but still isn't that very good). It's visuals and dark atmosphere really pulls you in close to watch but I couldn't actually care about the characters or the plot. It's script is okay, still remaining loyal to the original story but for now it's a forgettable and slow-paced film. At least it was better than Mirror Mirror.
Don't know how I feel about this one. Some shots were really nice to look at (in parts of the film), but I didn't enjoy the acting by Charlize Theron or Kristen Stewart.
Kristen Stewart has no camera charisma (in my opinion) so watching her becomes frustrating because I'll always picture her as annoying Bella from the Twilight saga lol
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