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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BY Matt Glasby Flicks Writer
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 Chris-Brabant nobody
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 !
BY Crystal-Garchow nobody
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.
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BY GrahamP superstar
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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