Title: Snow White and the Huntsman
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Notable Cast: Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart, Sam Claflin
In Snow White and the Huntsman, a breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale begins. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil Queen Ravenna who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined was that the young woman who has escaped her clutches and now threatens her reign has been training in the art of war with a Huntsman named Eric who was dispatched to capture her. Summary from Official Movie Site
When I first saw the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman, my first thought was, “How can Kristen Stewart ever be more beautiful than Charlize Theron? I just don’t see it.” And, after watching the movie, I still feel that way. Charlize Theron will always be “fairer” than Kristen Stewart in my opinion. Plus, she’s by far a better actress.
Everyone in the movie, except Kristen Stewart, did a superb job. I loved Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, and Sam Claflin. I also loved the actors cast as the dwarfs. Kristen Stewart seemed out of place for a lot of the movie. When her character required a more emo feel to her, Stewart did great. But, when she was called to be a leader, she seemed awkward and not fit for the job. And, her awkwardness hit full throttle at the end of the movie. She just seemed like she didn’t want to be where she was. I think she was very poorly cast in this movie.
As far as the story is concerned, I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a great take on the fairy tale. There were a lot of unanswered questions at the end, but because the movie held my interest the entire time, I can forgive that fault. The special effects were fantastic. And, I thought the way they made Charlize look younger and beautiful and then old and not as beautiful was great.
I would give the movie four stars, but I can’t because of Kristen Stewart. I’d say my rating is more 3.5 stars than just three, however. I just don’t like giving half-star ratings.