June 10, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman is a dark paranormal story. I had hoped for a romance, but this is about justice and healing. The tale eludes Snow White may have a suitor with Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman and Sam Clafin’s William and leaves you, wondering who will emerge as the man who wakes Snow White.
Kristen Stewart’s Snow White wants to escape from the evil queen, Charlize Theron, and restore the dying kingdom’s beauty. She is locked in a tower ever since the Queen kills her father. Theron is a convincing queen with her lust to remain young at any cost. The movie reveals why the Queen is evil and creates some sympathy from the audience.
Stewart pales in comparison until the end of the story and shows some spunk to reclaim her crown. She is not able display emotion like Theron. Between Snow White and the Queen, the Queen is by far a more interesting character.
Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman is a more complex character. He does not always choose the right path and drowns in alcohol, but he shows more of a character arc than Stewart and Theron. Throughout the movie, Hemsworth reminds me of a young Brad Pitt, but he leaves his own mark.
The story sometimes drags, but there is enough action and twists – the dwarves, the mirror and the apple – to warrant a ticket to watch this movie.

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