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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Movie Thoughts: Snow White and the Huntsman

Posted by Irish in Movie Thoughts3 Comments

Title: Snow White and the Huntsman (Official site)

Tag Line: NA
Release Date: 01 June 2012
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 127 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama
Series or Standalone: Standalone (potential for series)
Where Seen: Movie Theater
Production Company: Roth Films, Universal Pictures
Distributed By: Universal Pictures
Director(s): Rupert Sanders
Writer(s): Evan Daugherty (screenplay & story), John Lee Hancock (screenplay), and Hossein Amini (screenplay)
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, and Sam Claflin
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I didn’t have very high expectations when walking into Snow White and the Huntsman and I’ll be the first person to say that I am not a fan of Kristen Stewart. I think she’s a very bland actress who is wooden and blank on screen and so I wasn’t thrilled to hear that she was cast in the role of Snow White. Snow White is supposed to be a woman of unimaginable beauty and Kristen Stewart does not fit that bill for me. But for all my dislike of Kristen Strewart I loved the visuals shown in the previews. It also helped that in the previews Kristen Stewart wasn’t seen taking. Ever. This allowed me to pretend that maybe she wasn’t in the movie all that much for those 30 seconds. 
The beginning of Snow White and the Huntsman was very choppy and all over the place and that pretty much set the tone for the rest of the movie. I also feel that Ravena (Charlize Theron) really should have just killed off the young princess when she was taking control of the kingdom. After all isn’t that the logical thing to do when staging a coup? But no, she just tosses her in a dungeon and is then shocked when many years later Snow White escapes and the rises up against her (this isn’t a spoiler its all in the previews). The start of the escape scene was good and action packed but then there was this random WTF old school romance cover montage (complete with white horse) that just left me scratching my head. It also started my fascination with Stewart’s magic dress. If you’ve seen this movie then you know exactly what I mean…if not…then look for it. Its a bit like Megan Fox’s magic white pants in Transformers 2, you know the ones that never got dirty or torn even though she was running around a DESERT? Anywho…I digress.
Back to  Snow White and the Huntsman.
This film was filled with much aimless wandering, lots of random action scenes and a curious lack of dialogue. Much of which consisted of the Evil Queen screaming randomly and just being all out, over-the-top crazy. The stunning visuals that you see in the trailer are all there and in context some of them are really quiet creepy. But nothing was more creepy than the Queen’s brother, Finn *shudders* Also, I had no idea what the Queen’s brother name was until looking up deets of this movie after the fact. That crazy lack of any really dialogue resulted in very few people calling the other by name. It was weird.

The movie wasn’t all bad though. There was the eye candy of many scenes with Chris Hemsworth who is just yumtastic. Even if there was some pedophilic vibes coming off him based on this movie. Stewart just comes across as being young. Though if the Wikipedia timeline is to be believed her character is supposed to be around 25. Then there were the special effects which I mentioned above. (Seriously, I think all money was spent on them and the script was written by monkey’s in the basement.) And finally, there were a few funny moments from the dwarves.

In my opinion, if you want to see this movie then you might want to save your money and wait to rent it on DVD. 

3 Responses to “Movie Thoughts: Snow White and the Huntsman”

  1. Sheila (Bookjourney)

    I was looking forward to this one…. I may still see it if I have time.

    I had to tell you I downloaded The Magicians today on my IPOD for my lawn mowing event….LOL, 3 hours of audio will make me happy 🙂

  2. Allison

    Yeah once it was decided that somehow Stewart was fairer than Theron I decided this movie was going to be laughable, LOL.