Snow White and The Huntsman – Film Review

This epic twist on the classic fairy tale pulls in some big name actors and used a colossal budget to bring a dark fantasy to life in the world around Snow White.

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
There is very little left of the original Snow White in this movie but it works to its advantage. Sleeping princesses are so last year and Kristien Stewart plucks the young girl from the fairy tale and turns her into a grown women. Although what is left is done really well. The evil queen, played by Charlize Theron, steals the show with some fantastic acting and special effects that took my breath away! The seven Dwarves were also present but in a different capacity and I was reminded of The Hobbit in their battle style journey.
The additions to the original tale were welcome. I am particularly fond on the Huntsman, played by Chris Hemsworth who was both devilishly attractive and a fantastic addition to the cast.The fantasy world director Rupert Sanders created, from the castle, to the black forest and the land of the fairies was magical, and without the aids of 3D it was a perfect mix of special effects and narrative. In particular I fell in love with the fairies, whose small white furry bodies were comparable to Avatars on a much smaller scale, and are creepy yet adorable. There are a number of creatures such as moss covered tortoises and a beautiful white stag in this scene that make it not the most eventful, but one of my most memorable.
Yet the two hour long movie, that I must add flew by, seemed rushed in places. There were a number of characters that I felt were under developed namely the Dwarves and the character of the Huntsman. The characters of William and Finn on the other hand superfluous. The romance I felt rushed and pretty non-existent, with true loves first kiss nothing more than an average monologue. 
Overall if asked to recommend a movie to watch in the cinema tonight I would say Snow White and the Huntsman. It is a dark fantasy masterpiece of fairy tale origins that is worth the watch. 
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In the comments below let me know what you thought of Snow White and the Huntsman!

Thanks for reading,

Love Rie x


6 thoughts on “Snow White and The Huntsman – Film Review

  1. Good review Rie. It was stylized in a more dark and gritty way, than we usually see from fairy-tale movies, but I still liked that about it even when the story started to get weaker. Also, just couldn't take my eyes off of Theron.

  2. I thought it was fantastic!! I am going to see it for a second time this weekend. I agree the love story was a little rushed, but it's also cool that it wasn't the focus of the movie… it's been a little overdone lately, if you know what I mean.

  3. I went to see this this evening Rie, and I would have to agree with the rating you've given it. I loved the darker side to the tale, the fact that Snow White wasn't portrayed as your typical damsel in distress and the fantastic fantasy world they have created. But I was left wanting more from the romance side of things, and felt like I didn't get to know the Huntsman well enough to really love him. Which is a shame as his is the kind of character that if done well I normal fall head over heels for.

  4. I am in the process of seeking out Theron in other movies now as I was so impressed by her!Thanks so much for popping by my bloggy, I am a bit fan of your film reviews, will have to comment on yours more regularly!Love Rie x

  5. I am hoping the success of this movie will bring on a sequel. It has been rumoured it will be all about the Huntsman, I can't wait to fall in love with him!!

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