Movie Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

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.

Comments

    • says

      Glad I’m not the only one who felt that way, lol. And, yes, Chris Hemsworth was awesome! I’d endure Kristen Stewart in this movie any day just to watch Chris Hemsworth. :D

    • says

      I did see the parallels with Lord of the Rings, but I didn’t really notice any with Harry Potter. I noticed similarities to Twilight, though, but that’s because of a friend’s review who pointed them out before I saw the movie. I liked the story line well enough. But, yes, it was lacking in a lot of areas.

  1. says

    I haven’t seen this yet, but just from watching the trailer, you’re spot on with my feelings when it comes to Kristen Stewart! I just couldn’t see it and she does feel out of place. Plus, the queen is fairer.

    It’s kind of sad you confirmed this, but I’m glad you still enjoyed the story. I’m super curious and will probably end up watching it sometime in the future! Love the review of it. :)

    • says

      I was hoping that this movie would’ve found Kristen Stewart’s niche, but it didn’t. She really needs to work with an acting coach or something so she can throw off her shyness. If she didn’t exude shy is all areas of her life, then her acting would be infinitesimally better!

  2. says

    I am so excited to see this movie- thanks for reviewing it to honestly. I was so worried that Kristin Stewart would completely ruin the movie.. glad to know it is still worth seeing. Absolutely agree about Charlize being the “fairest of them all”

    • says

      Yeah, I’m glad she didn’t completely ruin it. But, I wish they had cast someone else in her place. There are many who could’ve/would’ve done a much better job.

  3. says

    Dave went and saw this…he felt the same way! It makes me want to see it, not because it will be a great movie :) but now I’m just curious. But only Red Box curious :) Kristen is just sadly terrible…..too bad she’s so popular.

    • says

      I wondered if either of you had seen it. And, I figured Dave would feel the same way at least. I’ll be interested to see what you think when you see it.

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