Review: Snow White and the Huntsman
This Is A Pretty Decent AppleIn a time where the market seems to be booming with a second coming of the fairytale, another retelling of the story of "Snow White" graces the box office with a darker tone and "Thor", "Bella Swan" and Charlize Theron leading an ensemble cast to it's end.
This is the tale of "Snow White And The Huntsman".
While the story follows it's typical path, the "fairest of them all" Snow White (Kristen Stewart) finds herself locked away by the Evil Queen, Ravenna (Theron). Upon escaping, she is set upon by the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) under task from the Queen, who through discovery finds everything doesn't appear to be what it seems.
As the fight for the kingdom begins, Snow finds a fellowship in the Seven Dwarves (Played by a who's who of English talent with Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone and Nick Frost), her heart and that cursed apple.
While the story isn't anything revolutionary, especially as it's an adaptation of an age-old story, it does tell the story in a fresh way. And the visuals help with great use of the environment, some great sets and the dwarves being a standout with how they were created (Though this did get them in trouble with the Little People Of America).
The cast is strong, with Hemsworth continuing his rise as the fantastical hero, Stewart as the damsel with a great job at producing an English accent, and Theron providing the dramatic moments (At times these seem OVERLY so and broke some of more tense scenes).
Overall, this is a great retelling of a classic fairytale, and a most decent apple indeed.