Friday, July 13, 2012

Movie Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

Movie: Snow White and the Huntsman
Genre: Fantasy Drama
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
Rating: PG-13
My Rating: One Thumb Up

I wasn't sure I would even go to see this movie, but being in a mood a few weeks ago and just NEEDING a movie so bad, and there wasn't much else to pick from, we ended up at this one. I was worried mostly about the Kristen Stewart thing... she just creeps me out.  I'd heard she wasn't too bad in this movie, and it's true, she wasn't, but I'm just not a fan. She's a crappy actress.

But the movie and story were fun! It's pretty much the familiar Snow White story turned dark... very very dark! With a few twists here and there. And a wicked witch that is so so wicked and the sweet Snow White, who was childhood friends with the prince actually.

And a huntsman with a back story!

And some very endearing dwarfs.

And a most creepy and scary haunted forest.

It was a non-stop action packed, beautifully filmed movie and I was very much entertained, which is the whole point of movies, right?

Chris Hemsworth was awesome, of course, and perfect for the part of the huntsman. The prince was equally interesting (played by Sam Claflin, who I've never heard of) but I felt we didn't get to know him very well. And Charlize Theron as the wicked stepmother was amazing. But Kristen Stewart was blah as usual.

Also sadly, nothing stood out music-wise.

Bottom line: I enjoyed it, really.

Here's the trailer, if you are interested:




And P.S. I'm seeing on IMDB that they've announced the second movie. Well, of course!!


15 comments:

  1. Wanna see it! Mostly because it's really pretty.

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    1. Andi: It really is quite pretty, that's for sure.

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  2. I've been wanting to see this too! What can I say? I just have a thing for fairytales! I had no idea Chris Hemsworth was in it until now though...it's gonna be weird to not see him as Thor!

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    1. Joie: It's a fun vision of this fairy tale. And CH does a great job at not being Thor! :)

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  3. I don't know if I could suffer through Kristen Stewart to see this, but it looks interesting. I kinda want to see it just for Chris Hemsworth.

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    1. Kami: Yeah, go for Chris. Do it!

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  4. Oh crap! I didn't know they were making a second one. Sigh. Now I'm going to have to watch her pick the dang Huntsman over William. :( Stupid Hollywood.

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  5. I so enjoyed Charlize Theron, her costumes and her transformations. I have always loved the way people say the name Ravenna but I must say that it will forever be an evil name for me after watching this. Too bad. The movie WAS beautiful and the costume director should really get a nod for Ms. Theron's clothes!!

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    1. Inside: Ah, yes, the costumes were amazing and part of the prettiness of the whole thing!

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  6. I really liked the visual things - landscape, costumes... - and the music is beautiful. I was disappointed by the ending, though. Why title it Snow White and the Huntsman and then what - nothing? But overall, I enjoyed it.

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    1. Pepca: I agree.. a little let down at the end! I should have paid more attention to the music it sounds like, too. Hmmm....

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  7. How does Stewart keep getting roles in big movies??? She has one expression and no acting skill. I guess once she got the Bella role, the producers will all figure she's bank just because of that. But I'm with you, she's creepy!

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    1. Lisa: I have no idea... but I'm tired of her.

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  8. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Kristen Stewart sold her soul to the devil to become a movie star. I don't see how she would keep getting movie roles otherwise. She's SO BAD. Ugh.

    Otherwise, there was some fun action in this and Charlize Theron was awesome, but it was just so long and I kind of wanted Snow White to die, so... not good. Blah.

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