Let me just say, this movie was the first movie I’ve probably ever dragged myself out on opening night to watch…
With that said, I had high hopes for the Rupert Sanders directed drama which stars the insanely beautiful and talented Charlize Theron, the yummy Chris Hemsworth and little miss ‘idgaf’ Kristen Stewart.
Adapted from the famous childhood fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the movie starts off with the birth of our beloved antagonist Snow White…the death of her mother the Queen which subsequently leads to the King re-marrying the first beautiful blonde his eyes lays on..Ravenna…who he marries two days after meeting.
Queen Ravenna wastes no time in offing King Magnus and half of the kingdom, not before locking Snow White in the tallest tower to rot, while her darkness pollutes everything she touches.
What would a Snow White movie be without a magic mirror? Ravena’s vanity is quenched by her mirror which you guessed it, reveals that she is the fairest of them all…until Snow White becomes of age….The evil queen is shocked by her mirror’s revelation that Snow White’s beauty has surpassed that of hers and thus has the ability to destroy her.
And why would she let that happen? All she has to do is yank out little White’s heart and she will live forever…Simple solution. The evil Queen sends her partner in crime, her brother, to fetch Snow White out of the tower, but alas Snow White escapes..
Snow White makes a break for it ending up in the Dark Forest…..Upon hearing of Snow White’s escape, the Queen enlists the Hunstman, who knows the ins and outs of the Dark Forest to fetch Snow White…well because I’ve given away enough spoilers, I will only say the Huntsman ends up on Snow White’s side instead of the Queen.
Snow White & the Hunstman begin on an adventurous journey filled with surprises filled with pixies, dwarfs and everything in between while on their way to the Duke.
While I enjoyed the movie for what it was…I was slightly disappointed. Disappointed because of course, the trailers were mind-blowing and nothing short of epic. Charlize Theron’s acting was nothing but superb, which helped to soften the blow of Kristen Stewart’s need to reevaluate her profession. I LOVE LOVE Kristen, but the casting director dropped the bomb on this one. The best thing about Kristen is her ability to play dead…in every movie. cc: Twilight.
The underdevelopment of the main characters made it that harder to connect with them. Yea, we know evil Ravenna doesn’t want to grow old and she has a serious problem with men, but there was no story about the path that led Ravenna to all this evilness… I mean sure there was ONE scene, but all it did was show the spell her mother placed on her to make her beautiful…I would’ve loved to see more of that…
And, the Huntsman is another story for another day….all I know is his wife died and he’s a drunk..
What I loved about the movie…the CGI..It doesn’t get any better than this. The enchanted forest – because that’s what I call it, was ahhhhmazing with it’s magical creatures, and turtles and butterflies and flowers and the Dark Forest was just everything…might just be the best part of the movie…tbh..
So, I tried to not spoil the movie for you…but on a scale of 5, I would give this movie 3 stars and that’s being super generous. Theron saves the sh*t out of this movie with her acting, Chris Hemsworth, because that man is nothing but eye candy and the character generated imagery is nothing short of mind-blowing. Snow White gets no points for character development or screen writing.
The movie had the ability to be an epic blockbuster…but it missed the mark….If there’s a person sleeping on the side of you during an action movie, you might want to reevaluate your film…I’m just saying…
But remember this is all my opinion…don’t take my word for it.