Film Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

| 21 June , 2012 | 1 Reply

Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Written by: Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, Hossein Amini
Starring: Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart,
Sassi’s Star Rating: 3/5

Snow White and the Huntsman revisits the Brothers Grimm’s 1812 tale. This time there are even more twists to the character of Snow White (Kristen Stewart), as she picks up a sword to join the men in saving the day.

The stunning Charlize Theron, plays Ravenna, the evil queen. She has learned the hard way that a woman’s power lives within her beauty – without it she will be powerless, pushed aside to watch another beauty take her place. Because of this, Ravenna becomes obsessed with maintaining her youthful appearance.

Chris Hemsworth plays the Huntsman, a man that flexes his adequate muscles to rescue Snow White and aids in her quest to reclaim the throne. But an apple a day won’t keep the evil queen away, as Ravenna continues to pursue Snow and company. Though it may be hard to find Kristen Stewart fairer than Charlize Theron, the motivation of each woman is well set. Ravenna wants Snow White’s heart so her beauty will never fade, and Snow White wants to keep her heart because she doesn’t want to die . . . and she’d like to free her kingdom from the evil queen’s rule.

Enjoying the chance to reinvent a classic tale, director Rupert Sanders took the reins on this mammoth project as his feature film debut. Produced by Joe Roth, the film has a familiar look to his Alice in Wonderland production. A mystical world fills the screen, though its creatures are sometimes more captivating than the main characters.

Those thinking to take kids are warned it’s a bit dark and there are several scenes that might frighten young children. With the same warning, guys will like the nearly continuous action that catapults a flaming boulder onto the familiar tale of Snow White.

While the film gives you two hours of adventure and lovely creatures, the awkward pauses, broken rhythm, and lack of dialogue prevent a deeper understanding of several key characters. Where the character development is lacking however, the special effects are top notch. The creative world is stunning and Theron does an impressive job as Ravenna, a beautiful queen that anyone would fear.

In case you missed it, check out the pics of Kristen, Chris and Director Rupert Sanders on the red carpet and watch for our upcoming interview with Rupert.

An action-packed spin on Snow White. In cinemas now.


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