Snow White and the Huntsman 2011

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In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Starring:
Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth
Runtime:
2 hours 7 minutes

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Snow White and the Huntsman

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Rupert Sanders
Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth
Supporting actors Charlize Theron, Ian McShane, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Toby Jones, Nick Frost, Bob Hoskins, Lily Cole
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful By anna on 13 Oct 2012
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But the movie is great. The effects - both visual and special - were amazing. Plain and simple. The scenery is fantastic and very well incorporated into the movie. Theron makes a convincing Queen, worthy of our fear. Hemsworth makes a believable drunken huntsman, lost in his own grief and Stewart delivers one of the best portrayals of one of the most recognisable fairytale characters. I was - along with a lot of other people, I'm sure - surprised and almost "shocked" at the uncharacteristic casting choices but after viewing the finished product I understood and agreed.
Some people write these reviews based solely on trying to tarnish the acting of an actor or actress. It's both rude and tacky.
The truth is, the movie is good. It's not Oscar worthy but I don't think I've ever read anything about it being in the running for a statuette. It's not as ground breaking as some apparently thought it would be, but it is fun and entertaining and I will gladly place it into my collection.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sam on 4 Oct 2012
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Snow White and the Huntsman is a film that is resigned to a three star rating because it is an opportunity missed. The story of a princess destined to defeat an evil queen is nothing revolutionary or unique but this film doesn't even attempt to make that tried and tested formula original. Instead the story is very straightforward and as such the film suffers somewhat because of this. There seems to be no life in the plot or the screenplay for that matter, which at times can feel stilted and cliched. This film could have been far more epic and engaging if so much time hadn't been spent on plodding through landscapes which, however stunning they may be, doesn't make for a gripping film.
However, this film does have many good things going for it, perhaps most impressive being the talented Rupert Sanders who directs with a keen eye for action and the more subtle scenes. His skills are also evident in the beauty of this film, there are some visually stunning set pieces in particular the evil Queen's soldiers made from shards of black rock, a strange Tim Burton esuque dark forest and a meeting with what looks like the forest god from Princess Mononoke. Yet this stream of visually brilliant set pieces could also be considered as the films downfall as at times it feels like Sanders is simply including snipits from all his favourite fantasy films. There is a defenite Lord of the Rings type ambition in his direction but it never even begins to reach the epic scope of Jackson's masterpiece and neither does its story resemble anything tolkein's plots, though it doesn't fail in trying to. Though the special effects are flawless, never overused.
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Evil Queen, Bella Swan and Thor expose the dangers of radical feminism...))), 9 Dec 2013

This review is from: Snow White and the Huntsman [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
Making a more serious, not really children oriented version of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", was a great idea - but it was not very well made and the result is an only half-successful film, saved from total failure by incredible performance of Charlize Theron. This review contains some limited SPOILERS.

The story is of course very well known and in its main lines this film sticks to it, so there is no real need to tell it again here. However the story was changed very much as far as the character and the background of the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron) are concerned. In this film she has a name (Ravenna) and a past, of which I will say only that it is radically feminist...))) She is also much, much more powerful than in the 1937 film and even than in the original Grimm's tale. In this film she is a REALLY powerful sorceress, well versed in the darkest magic and using it massively, both to extend her already unnaturaly long life and to maintain her power over the land. But, and that was a really excellent idea, in the same time she is a poison to the land - the dark magic she uses makes the whole once flourishing country sick...

Charlize Theron is THE reason for which this thing is even watchable. Her Ravenna is a really terrifying creature, feeding on life force of young maidens and rotten insides of dead birds, flying with carrion birds, maintaining an incestuous relation with her own brother ("Game of Thrones" anybody?) when in the same time clearly hating men, using dagger, poison, hexes and legions of henchmen with same deadly skill, etc. She is a real delight to watch!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sue on 7 Mar 2014
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Classed as the dark version with Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, compared to the clean version with Julia Roberts. It's gritty, dark. Twisted love story element in there. At first, I wasn't sure whether Kristen Stewart would make a good Snow White, she's ok, I'm biased, I'm a fan of Chris Hemsworth and his role as the Huntsman is superb. Love the acting. The scenery is great. Anyone that hasn't been to the Lake District, it's a great trailer for showcasing the fantastic scenery that's on offer. This is a film that I could watch over and over again.
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