‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Review

Snow White and the Huntsman is a movie that adds an interesting twist on the original Snow White tale. It tells the tale of how the evil Queen Ravenna takes the kingdom from Snow White’s father King Magnus and how Snow White is the only one who can end her evil reign. The breakout star of the film is definitely Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman. He is rough and tough and cares nothing for his life. There is a scene in the beginning where the Queen threatens to kill him and he welcomes it. A tortured soul we find out that he has lost his wife and is willing to do the Queen’s bidding to get her back. Charlize Theron also plays a beautiful Queen. It’s nice how they make the queen more than just a one-dimensional character. We get to see some depth to the character in that she has a past that explains why she is the way she is. It sheds light on that she was not always an “evil bitch” so to speak. The good thing about this is that they do not focus so much on her past that it becomes a major part of the movie. The least appealing actor in the movie is Kristen Stewart. She is very dull and lifeless as Snow White. Throughout the entire movie, she is kind of just there following the Huntsman around trying not to die. Too bad that doesn’t work out how she plans. One plus I will give her character is that she looks absolutely gorgeous as Snow White. Her pale skin, raven black hair, and rose red lips make her the perfect choice to play the character. Now if only her acting skills matched her beauty. Unlike its Disney predecessor, this movie is quite cold, filled with scenes that remind you of the dead of winter. Most of the scenes are very gritty, dark and wet. Especially the scenes that take place in the dark forest which looks like something straight out of your worst nightmare. The only exception is the scene in the enchanted forest which seems like it doesn’t fit in this movie. Overall this movie was better than I expected. It kept my attention by adding new twists to the recognizable Snow White that I know so that I wasn’t lost and still excited for what would change. Also, it didn’t hurt that it had parallels to The Avengers either. With its strong blond warriors and arrow losing heroes. Chris Hemsworth made this movie so much that I think the name should be changed to The Huntsman and Snow White. I give this movie a Normal 6/10.

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