An over-the-top performance by Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen is alone enough to watch the movie, though she could have used more screen time. A pretty movie to watch with some fantastic special effects. Oddly, Kristen Stewart didn't distract as Snow White, though her acting chops weren't up-to-snuff with the surrounding talent. The story was nice a nice take on the mythology, if predicable.
Theron's performance keeps this movie from tanking. The aesthetics of the movie as far as atmosphere, sound and special effects were excellent, but it's difficult to turn a fairy tale involving 7 dwarfs into a suspenseful blockbuster.
negatives:no standout performances, the plot drags about 3/4 of the way through and i didn't need the fairies.
positives: the twist on the classic fairy tale kept my interest level up for the most part, nice special effects and art direction touches...
I think more credit needs to be given to the Queen's backstory and Theron's portrayal, seriously if they could have totally dropped snow white from this movie and made it all about the Queen it probably would be my favorite film in the last few years.
I had no idea what the hell happened. I was fighting to stay awake after she woke up from the apple (which was only five minutes after she bit it, and the first kiss was true love, Thor just misses his wife and is horny), and honestly, I wish I let myself fall asleep.
Not as visually stunning as I'd hoped but every bit as meandering and basic as I'd feared, Snow White and the Huntsman marks a huge missed opportunity to spin a classic yarn with a more realistic thread. All the leads come up quite short, but the eight dwarves certainly highlight the character department. Too bad their role is nigh inconsequential and severely underdeveloped.
Stewart's slouchy, I'm-bummed persona is an ill fit & Theron's feminist subtext is trashed early on 4 formula. Since this is really a female power fantasy, the heroine's given TWO perfect loving hunks she gets 2 choose from, which does offer some unpredictability as 2 whom she'll pick & how the film will handle the problem this poses 4 a happy ending: if she chooses 1, we'd have 2 watch a good guy get his heart broken. Unsurprisingly, the film avoids any ugliness by quickly rolling the credits.
Charlize Theron almost makes up for this mess of a film, as she was fantastic. Kristen Stewart was an obvious miscast. The film just ventures from one location to another feeling episodic and separate from each other. On the other hand, there is some incredible cinematography throughout, and I look forward to what this director does next.
So boring. Charlize Theron is the only one who shines through this mess. I was actually rooting for her throughout the movie! Ugh, and can't someone just fire Kristen Stewart from her "acting" job, please? For good?
[Extended Version] - Good-looking and enjoyable, but we knew that already about CharlizeT. Besides visuals and a very good support, especially the underused dwarfs, this overlong movie is too often slowly wandering and overall it's a frustrating waste of potential. *Preview*: #12#, popcorn, hype, story, Charlize T/10-5, (casting).
(spoilers) Its a beautiful movie. Plenty of plotholes and kristen stewart sucks, but you can't deny that it looks awesome. One thing that really irks me is that they seem to have a backstory for everyone, except the mythical Mirror. What WAS it? it never explains in anyway why this mirror wanted to give this person these powers beyond having an enchantment placed on the queen. thats my Major gripe, the mirror became a full character once it exited the mirror, it should have had a background too.
Watching Kristen Stewart act continues to be akin to watching paint dry. The screenplay has no idea what it wants to be, as we witness a fairytale attempt to be an epic as it woefully fills 127 minutes. While the dark visuals are often pretty awesome, the direction and cast struggle. Theron and her T-1000 mirror are entertaining, but even she becomes tiresome with her overacting.
i had expected this movie to be a horrible reinvention of the snow white story, but i was surprised to find myself highly entertained. it's a fairly dark movie with some one sided characters, but hemsworth does the heavy lifting here and it ends up being pretty damned good. kristen stewart still sucks.
There's genuine magic here--S.W.'s discovery of a white horse, a fairy sanctuary, the witchcraft of the evil queen--encased in a lovely production, well-directed and well-acted (Kristen Stewart shows just how much she's capable of; Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, and Bob Hoskins don't disappoint)...but hamstrung by a choppy script which gives many of the characters (especially the dwarves) little to do and wastes much of its excessive length. A beautiful, engaging, but very frustrating film.
When I saw calvary charge through the woods and then uphill against ranks of what appeared to be spearmen, I was disappointed. When calvary crushed them, I lost hope for this movie. Then we have melee huntsman with an axe. AN AXE. What does he hunt, trees perhaps? CGI was nice but half of it didn't make sense. WTF was with that weird white deer? What is the role of fairies? This is just poorly designed product from script to casting.
Let's get this straight: Snow White is a stupid, condescending tale and I'm pretty sure it has never been done well. This is one of the better adaptations, its strengths lie not in the script or in the casting of Stewart, but in sheer production value. It managed to keep my interest through aesthetics alone and does almost everything better than Mirror Mirror, like casting someone who is actually pretty as the evil queen. I'm being a bit lenient with my ranking; There are lots of problems here.
What I really appreciate is how well-lighted the film is. Too many movies seem to rely on dim lighting in order to set the mood, but the audience%u2019s interpretation of the action is horribly affected by this decision. Instead, the costumes and set design provide most of the darkness, with the actors and special effects supplying the rest. This is some pretty confident film-making.
why anyone would do this movie without megan fox as main protagonist is beyond me. she's way closer to my interpretation of what snow white would look like, and her acting is just as bad as kristen stewarts (plus she's easier on the eyes). but well, in terms of decision: there have been made quite a few bad ones here, so why bother? let's just see this for what it is: a children's fairy-tale, revamped for the twilight-generation. so then again, stewart's not that out of place after all.
Aesthetically brilliant, with a strong performance from Hemsworth, an entertaining performance from Theron, and an improvement from her usual roles for Stewart. Still, the movie can be a bit of a mess at times and Stewart really isn't a good enough actress to be delivering motivational speeches to armies.
Disappointing in the fact that it is sometimes beautifully filmed and there are some stunning effects. The dwarves are mostly wasted and Hemsworth at times sounds like a Sly Stallone impersonation. Stewart is terrible as she is in everything I have ever seen her in and even Threron who is normally dependable comes off a bit hammy. It isn't awful and it is probably worth watching once for some eye candy.
A mostly poor film with some strong elements that make it all the more frustrating - notably the gorgeous cinematography/production design/costuming, Theron chewing the scenery, and the freakily high-caliber cast playing the dwarves. But the story is dull fantasy paint-by-numbers, the final showdown between (spoilers, I guess, but not really) Snow White and the Queen is just astonishingly anticlimactic, and Kristen Stewart is awful. Could they not find Emily Browning's phone number or something?
Unsurprisingly, Kristen Stewart is the weak spot in this movie. She has about one and a half facial expression and every time she tries to emote, she looks like she's passing gas. Most notably in her great speech; it would be difficult to pull off for any actress, since it's mostly gibberish, but when Stewart starts with 'Frost to fire' she sounds like a homeless person rating on the street. While Chris Hemsworth gives a solid performance, there's far too little of him to make this worth it.