Last night I got to watch one of the most anticipated films this summer, Snow White and the Huntsman starring Charlize Theron (Evil Queen Ravena), Chris Hemsworth (Huntsman), Kristen Stewart (Snow White) and Sam Claflin (William).
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The story as the trailer suggests is a darker take on the beloved fairy tale classic and in the spirit of girl power, Snow White is a rebel and took her kingdom back from the clutches of Queen Ravena. The contrast between life and death, good and evil was so stark that when you see the Enchanted Forest with that magnificent stag you can't help but be in awe.
Charlize Theron was magnificent as the villainous Queen and IMHO, her Oscar winning acting chops carried the movie. She brought depth to the character, made her strong and vulnerable, you'll hate and feel sorry for her because of this twisted belief she has that Beauty is the be all and end all for a woman. If not for her psychotic break I don't see any reason why she'd be insecure about Snow White, she IS the fairest of them all.
Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman was OK, I feel like he could've done more but at the same time the way his character was written sort of limits his range. No shirtless scenes but he sure did bring the brawn and I bet he still smells good underneath the grease and grime that the props people put on him. If I were KStew playing dead lying there while CHemsworth does his monologue I think I would totally feel self conscious and pee in my pants at the same time! Those dreamy blue eyes with spidery lashes can drown you not to mention that very masculine deep voice and to-die-for Aussie accent. Sigh!
Sam Claflin, the valiant
Prince William really surprised me. To refresh your memory, he was the priest who fell in love with the mermaid in the last Pirates movie. Anyway, I was really impressed with him especially in that scene in the middle of a snowy forest. Without giving away too much, let's say that he really did a good impersonation in that one that he had me fooled for a moment.
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Kristen Stewart. As my Kevlar vest is still on back order, I will not talk too much about her as Snow White because I am not the most objective "critic" when it comes to her work. But to be fair, she did better in this movie than in Twilight and the Runaways and her big speech was convincing. I wish that she went off script and did ad libs on some parts and laid off the super intense look which seems to be her default (and only) facial expression. I will always and forever associate her with Bella Swan so on the part where she comes back to life after eating the apple looked very vampirish to me.
|Snow White bit the apple, died, came back a vampire and|
went looking for Edward
photo: OK Magazine
In summary, there is no chemistry between CHemsworth, KStew and SClaflin so I didn't go on fangirl mode on those tender moments that would've had me giggling like a crazy chick. The seven dwarves led by Ian McShane (Beith) and Toby Jones (Coll) provided the comedic relief. The photography, special effects, music, cinematography and every other technical aspect of the film was superb. I still recommend that you go ahead and watch the movie, everybody is a critic and though I'm not a KStew fan I still ended up loving the movie.
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