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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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)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sam on 4 Oct 2012
Format: DVD
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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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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Lang on 16 April 2013
Format: DVD
As an avid fan of all things fantasy I was very open minded, hopeful even, with this incarnation of Snow White. Let alone when you throw in Thor alongside Ms Theron.

After a promising start, it never quite seemed to get the "oompf" you are waiting for... Theron is very menacing in her moments of anguish, as is Chris, but the script ends up lacking, and you feel you could have added better parts yourself given half the chance.

Some action sequences are not up to the usual CGI standard we have come to expect, and unfortunately Snow White really does seem to be another stammering and confused Bella Swan. Don't get me wrong, I am not a hater of Stewart, but definitely feel her best role is yet to come.

There also seemed to be a few scenes taken from other fantasy movies. This may have been a deliberate heads-up to sequences from The Neverending Story [DVD] [1985] and the like perhaps, but did seem a little unsubtle.

That said, all the dwarves were fab :)the scenes were set well and as aTV fantasy movie is was ok... just could have been so much better!
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful By moaning minnie on 5 Nov 2012
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Throw out your ideas of disney. Come to this with a blank mind.
Brilliant special effects. Kirsten is excellent in the part. This was a role not
Intended for someone who pouts beautifully on camera. It's dirty and gritty
As the character was intended to be someone who had spent about 8 years
In solitary confinement - you would no expect the character to be bubbly and
Gushing. I would say throw away the story book, and see this with fresh eyes.
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47 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Quinn on 20 July 2012
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Snow White and The Huntsman had the potential to be a fantasy masterpiece; there was a star-studded cast, the action scenes were gripping and the visual effects were simply fantastic. While many of the vital ingredients were there it felt like something was missing. We see the beautiful but twisted Queen (Theron) obsessed with vanity and power as she seeks to destroy the innocent Snow White (Stewart) with the help of the Huntsman (Hemsworth) and rule her kingdom. However the storyline felt disjointed and slightly comedic (albeit unintentionally at times) when the dwarves and magical creatures arrived. Scenes such as the Dark Forest were atmospheric but consequently ruined by awkward acting when the tension should be palpable. Perhaps my expectations were too high from the action-packed trailer but Snow White didn't hit the mark for me. Many of the shots were aesthetically beautiful, such as the Queen rising naked dripping in liquid, but these images rarely added substance to the plot despite being memorable. Unfortunately I felt that the lead roles fell a little flat and lacked the necessary chemistry for this wonderful story. Yes, this film injects some new ideas and good effects into this classic fairytale but it definitely had the potential to be something more.
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