After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain immortality, The Evil Queen needs the heart of Snow White. After Snow escapes the castle, the Queen sends the Huntsman to find her in the Dark Forest.
How anyone can give this movie 4 or 5 stars is beyond me. I mean Kristen Stewart is supposed to be the fairest of them all? Now that's a joke! She is not all that great looking and she looks like she's stoned all the time. To top it off she is a horrible actress. This was definitely not a role that Charlize Theron should have played. It did not fit her character at all and she just couldn't pull off the role very well. I would say to skip this movie and stick with the old Snow White and Rammstein's music video of Sonne. Both are better interpretations of Snow White than this movie was! 4/10
Jet lag, a temporary affliction can be cured by a two hour sojourn in a movie theatre; allowing the wizardly of the fantastical to envelop one's imagination, easing the vicissitudes of deprived slumber; entertainment: the elixir, aphrodisiac for somnolence.
It is seventy- five years since visionary Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfsâ€ stunned and captivated audiences; now in 2012 we are eons away from "Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's off to Work We Goâ€, but still as enchanted. Directed by Rupert Sanders "Snow Write and the Huntsmanâ€ is a twenty-first century spin on the archival tale of vengeance, jealousy, hunger for immortality and the superficial, hypnotic quest for a creaseless countenance.
The success of this visually mesmerizing scenario is the authoritative, dominating roles of Queen and Princess; light versus darkness, goodness sparring with the diabolical; stripping, emasculating, controlling male protagonists ( a formula Disney, figured out, almost a century ago), Sanders brings to fruition.
Charlize Theron as the consummate, quintessential evil Queen, "Ravennaâ€ gives a hallmark performance; she is beautifully terrifying and special effects imbue her character with the charm of Beelzebub; the ferocity, tenacity, semblance of a dictator. A megalomaniac cloaked in exquisite, magnificent finery, a wonder of pristine loveliness, masking a magnificent menace, a bludgeoning blight upon the kingdom.
Chris Hemsworth is the bucolic, grieving "Huntsmanâ€ forced to find "Snow Whiteâ€ who has fled into the malevolent, mysterious forest, domicile of the seven dwarfs (successful digital shrinking adds to the delicious effects of the film); sincerity, humanness, strength and fallibility grace his characterization.
Kristen Stewart as "Snow Whiteâ€, empowered, is endowed with the requisite beauty and physical attributes of our heroine but needs an injection of true grit mandatory for the transformation from "maidenâ€ to "knightâ€; still, her portrayal is genuine and her rallying speech, compelling and gripping.
"Snow White and the Huntsmanâ€, gratefully lacks the silliness of many recent renditions of timeless tales. Particularly satisfying is the absence of saccharine, harmonious, gagging love songs; a unique take on the "kissâ€ and a pungently powerful ending, lend intense viability and vitality to this unique and original interpretation of a fair princess in distress.
THREE & 1/2 STARS!!!