Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
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Surprisingly good. It's a fantastic movie that perfectly combines elements of fantasy and fairy tale-esque influences. Visually, it's completely stunning. Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth rock their role. The only let down was Kristen Stewart. She just did not embody Snow White as she's often aloof and doesn't come across believable. I don't quite understand the casting of Snow White but there's plenty of actresses who would've done a better job. Mind you, I never did think she was talented as an actress. I expected the worst, but got surprised. It has flaws but I do love a fairy tale. Unfortunately Stewart is a bit of a thorn in my eye concerning this role. Snow White is my fave fairy tale and she didn't do it justice. What I loved is the fact that we see a princess fighting in armor, as opposed to the stereotypical damsell in distress.
Liked it: Visually very beautiful, nice effects, Charlize Theron is way more beautiful than Snow White :) love her!
Hemsworth is good as well. Thankfully I watched the movie at a time when I liked Kristen Stewart a lot, but now I would probably be on the evil queen's side if I watched it again ;)
Snow White and the Huntsman is one of those mostly monochromatic fantasy spectacles that tries to make a fairy tale feel realistic and gritty, which is largely silly given the story. If you've every wanted to see Snow White wade through human effluvia and eventually become Joan of Arc and fight in an epic battle, then this one's for you. It really wants to be Lord of the Rings, or The Hobbit I guess, what with all the fantasy dwarves. That said, I don't think it's actually bad. There are moments of wonder, and an impressive cast, which is perhaps why it disappoints in the end. There are too many interesting actors among the Seven Dwarves for them to get so little play, and if there's a romance between Snow White (Kristen Stewart not yet owning her power) and the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth doing Scottish Thor), it's quite cursory. Charlize Theron is gives a good OTT performance as the evil queen, but has strong quiet moments as well. Overall, the movie tries to pack too much into its runtime, so we flit from episode to episode and some things get lost in the process. It may not be the Snow White movie anyone wanted, but putting that aside, it's a pretty okay fantasy movie.
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