Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman

(2012)

Retelling of the Brothers Grimm Snow White fairy tale starring Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Charlize Theron (Prometheus) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor).... More

Stewart is Snow White, the only person in the land fairer than the Evil Queen (Theron). A threat to her reign, the Queen dispatches a huntsman (Hemsworth) to kill her. Instead of carrying out the job, the Huntsman sides with White and mentors her in the art of war. The pair then embark on a quest to vanquish the Queen.

The great cast also includes Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Toby Jones, Bob Hopskins, Eddie Marsan and Nick Frost as the dwarves.Hide

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Since Lord Of The Rings there have been two persistent trends in fantasy cinema:... More

1. No matter how facile the material, anything involving swords and/or sorcery can get made.

2. All the British actors who missed the LOTR gravy train want in.

Ticking both boxes, Rupert Sanders’ Brothers Grimm reboot features an extraordinary troupe of UK males (Hoskins, Winstone, McShane etc) – as the dwarves! And for an hour, it’s as much fun to watch as they are, bickering and boozing like old muckers.

Stewart is passable as the whey-faced eterni-virgin, as is her English accent; while Hemsworth, as the rugged Huntsman, opts for a Gerard Butler/Sean Connery burr that hides a multitude of sins.

Star of the show, however, is Theron’s wicked stepmother, who seethes with barely contained sexual jealousy – just one of the many surprisingly adult aspects of a film that’s heady with implied violence and sublimated sauce. One scene has Theron bathing in milk that coats her skin like Dulux, and when Stewart gets lost in a blasted forest, it’s a druggie nightmare of rotting birds and scuttling scarab beetles.

It can’t last. No matter how impressive the visuals, two hours is far too long for a story this thin, and genre conventions ultimately snuff out the joys. The dwarves are sidelined in favour of rousing speeches – neither Stewart nor Hemsworth’s forte – and the final battle could have been ripped from a Narnia flick.

Perhaps they’ll redress the balance in the forthcoming sequel. If there are any British thesps left to star in it, that is.Hide


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BY mgreen nobody

There was alot of action, Theron was outstanding in her role as the wicked stepmother and I loved that whole make believe fairy tale story of good verses evil.


Stunning visuals and great storyline ! . The acting is mediocre, but when you're wrapped up in the movie because of the action and fast pace then this is of minor consequence.

A great movie for adults and teens alike - if you don't like this genre and know you wont like it - simply don'y go see it !


This is a great movie to see, there is heaps of action and a love story with a twist. A Must see movie, and for the ladies there are some hot guys in this movie. The costume department outdid themselves with the dresses Charlize Theron wore.


BY Wice superstar

It's a fairytale. Don't expect more and you won't be disappointed. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Snow White and the Huntsman. Loved the 'wow' affects but 'woe is me' over Kirsten Stewart;s performance She seemed so awkward most of the time that her pretty little face was merely contorted into a very plain, if not ugly look of puzzlement rather than the required emotions. Charlize Theron was awesome as Queen Ravenna and Sam Spruell as her brother didn't do a bad job either with his... More hideous haircut adding to his sinister air. There was much more action than I expected but it was not bloody or gruesome, simply energetic and pacing! In contrast, there was little romance either. I made me think guys proably would like the movie too. For me, it was just the sort of entertainment I neededa ta the time to take meaway from the world for an our two, suspend my reality and just enjoy a bit of fantasy.Hide


BY GrahamP superstar

Yes,it is a fairytale for adults!It is a shame that the script is poorly written and struggles at times to flow.Kristen Stewart who acts in the Twilight movies is Snow White.She does her best with the script and what she has to work with but she just did not create the right image for the part.
The real plus for this movie is the evil queen.Her strong acting skills almost carries the movie on her own.She has a connection with the audience that nobody else has.The visuals are superb with a dark... More and evil presence
Well worth a look.Hide


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The Press Reviews

48% of critics recommend.
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  • Snow White and the Huntsman reinvents the legendary story in a film of astonishing beauty and imagination. Full Review

  • A strong visual style tussles with flaccid storytelling in this ambitious retelling of Grimm. It won't exactly have Walt Disney spinning in his secret ice chamber, but you may wish they spent more time worrying about what exactly the film is than who it's for. Full Review

  • A tastefully overbearing franchise fairy tale with a handful of ravishing touches. Full Review

  • The result is tangled and overblown. Full Review

  • A bold rethinking of a familiar old story and striking design elements are undercut by a draggy midsection and undeveloped characters in Snow White and the Huntsman. Full Review

  • Though it is an ambitious - at times mesmerizing - application of the latest cinematic technology, the movie tries to recapture some of the menace of the stories that used to be told to scare children rather than console them. Full Review

  • Rare among the recent fairy tale adaptions (from 'Mirror Mirror' to the dreadful 'Red Riding Hood') the invigorating Snow White and the Huntsman actually breathes new life into an old story. Full Review

  • The rousing speeches and booming battle scenes are all well done as far as blockbuster spectacle goes, but you can't help but feel the filmmakers' resistance to the story's grimmer undercurrents. Full Review

  • A visually inventive, deliciously dark fairytale reheat. The story's far from the stuff of legend, but Theron makes for a ferocious meanie, helping to flush away "Mirror Mirror's" sugary aftertaste. Full Review

  • A visually inventive, deliciously dark fairytale reheat. The story's far from the stuff of legend, but Theron makes for a ferocious meanie, helping to flush away "Mirror Mirror's" sugary aftertaste. Full Review

  • Handsome but hollow, Snow White & the Huntsman is easily among the stranger additions to a roster of rebooted fairy tales. Full Review

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