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, 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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50 of 54 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 Pyewacket TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Jan 2013
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First of all, don't expect this film to be like Disney's production in anyway at whole. It is not sugary, it is dark and deep.

Charlize Theron as the wicked Queen gives an excellent performance although she does go a bit over the top at the start of the film. Kristen Stewart plays Snow White and does it admirably.

The film owes more to the tales of the Grimm Brothers in its darkness and evil. The land itself is slowly being poisoned by Ravenna the Queen. Her magic mirror is brilliant piece of CGI, the image inside it, flows out like a river of molten gold to reveal the spirit within it. Having been told by the spirit of the mirror that she is no longer 'the fairest of them all' she has Snow White brought before her with the intention of killing her. She manages to escape but the Queen hires a Hunstman to find her and bring her back.

Meanwhile, Snow White is stuck in a forest of nightmares.......(the special effects here are stunning). She is soon pursued by the Queens brother but once again manages to escape.

She meets up with the dwarves who are nothing like the Disney characters. These are battle hardened warriors. Eventually the Hunstsman believes who she is and promises to help her. So, with the aid of the dwarves and the Huntsman she sets out of avenge her Father and take her rightful place as Queen. However, before this, she takes a bite of the inevitably poisoned apple and to all intents and purposes is dead. The person who kisses her and breaks the spell is not a Prince............

Both my husband and I enjoyed this film tremendoulsy.
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32 of 37 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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ellie on 2 Oct 2012
Format: DVD
A lot of people have been negative about this film. I admit it could have been better but I still can't help but like it!
Yes Kristen Stewart is more of a pretty face than an actress BUT I feel that she was showing more emotion than she does in twilight which is an improvement. Theron is AMAZING! Her character is terrifying and quite frankly she makes this movie! Hemsworth is good, but he seems to be a bit, i don't know...lacking something? Not sure whats up with him as he's usually awesome!

Overall I'd say don't go on everyone's reviews, just watch it and make your mind up yourself! I'd definitely watch it again and in the future will be adding it to my collection!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Downes on 14 Oct 2012
Format: Blu-ray
A lot of hate for this film in the lower end of the stars spectrum seems to be based entirely on the fact Kristen Stewart is in the film. And as it is super important that nobody is seen to like anything even closely linked to twilight.

I dislike twilight as much as the next adult who doesn't really get the appeal of a hundred+ year old vampire seducing a teenage school girl! But I think it is important to realise that this is not Kristen Stewarts fault and shouldn't be the sole point on which all her future work is judged.
(note, this is not to dismiss every review down in the 1 and 2 stars, some have some really valid points- just the ones that clearly went into the film decided that she is Bella and thus must be slammed)

So the film, I really enjoyed it. The acting is solid for the most, although not sure why Chris Hemworth went with the Scottish accent? He does a fairly good job with it, but it does slip every now and then.
Kristen Stewart is a good snow white, she has a great look for that pure and innocent feel the film needed. She also did a pretty good job with her accent and saved what could have been a fairly forgettable part with a great delivery of a rousing speech towards the back end of the movie.
The stand out performances for me were Charlize Theron and Sam Spruell, who put in excellent turns as the Wicked Queen and her brother.

I do think it was a little long and drawn out in places, with appearances by characters from the tale that felt shoehorned in. But A very enjoyable film, and one that maybe is taking a little more flack than it deserves in my opinion.
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