2012 Movie Reviews: Snow White And The Huntsman

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So, now I’ve gotten down to the other Snow White movie. You would think that a movie with a bigger budget, bigger celebrities and 2 academy award nominations instead of 1.. well, you’d think it would be the better movie! But Snow White And The Huntsman is not even close to being comparable with Mirror Mirror. And here’s why.

Snow White (Kristen Stewart), has been locked in a tower her whole life by her evil stepmother Ravenna (Charlize Theron). But when the Magic Mirror starts thinking Bella is hot, Ravenna vows to destroy her in order to stay immortal. She sends out Thor (I mean a huntsman played by Chris Hemsworth), to kill her, but he decides to help her. The dwarves and the Prince make appearances, there’s action, there’s good vs evil, yata yata yata.

I’ll admit, when the movie started, I was really getting into it. I thought that this was how a fairytale-turned action film should be done, and I thought the explanation for Ravenna’s immortality was interesting. But once the movie tries to replicate the ‘scary forest’ scene from the disney film, it became both boring and unintentionally hilarious. Kristen Stewart, while I don’t think she’s that bad of an actress, just can’t seem to carry the film. The Huntsman is basically copy-pasted from Thor, showing us that Chris Hemworth has virtually no range. Even the Queen doesn’t do especially well. She’s only threatening half the time; the other half she acts like a two-year old throwing a tantrum.

The movie is directed byRupert Sanders, a first-time director. I actually don’t think he did that bad of a job, and I can’t wait to see how his career goes. But the editing was not very well done. There was way too much slo-mo and random cuts that just weren’t necessary. And it’s a shame, because I thought the cinematography was well done. The sound team created a very well mix, but It’s not enough to save the movie. What about the stuff it was actually nominated for? The visual effects were impressive, but the costumes were lacking. I would have much preferred The Hunger Games getting the nomination instead.

After the release of Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, fairy-tale turned movies are all the rage. This year we’re going to get three: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Oz The Great And Powerful, and Jack The Giant Slayer. But hey, if you wanted to make the next big blockbuster, look no further than the Brothers Grimm. But if you want to see one of the Snow White movies. Look no further than Mirror Mirror. It is the fairest of them all. Just avoid this one.

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