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 60 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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33 of 38 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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REALLY disappointed with this. Great action, I can deal with the revamp. But the end-well, sorry, there is no other word for it. IT SUCKS!!!!!

The thing that makes a fairy tale is the ending. The Princess marrying the man who truly loves her. Not here. WHAT was the director thinking of?? The ending destroys the whole of what could have been a the quite a good movie. It flops limp at the end and you just wonder what the whole point was of the film. Yes she needed her kingdom redeemed from the wicked witch, but there was SO much more! And it just stopped. I was waiting for what should happen, but it just didn't. Kept waiting, my heart just dropped, cos you began to realize it just was not going to happen..

Not suitable for young children-under 12. There are dark bits in it that are really not nice. The idea of the wicked queen is good, but we are not given enough real depth to understand the pure evil she is. May people go thro hell. It does not mean for centuries they revenge beautiful women and every handsome man under the sun.

The dwarves are not really woven well into the plot, kind of added just because its 'politically' necessary for the Snow white story!
How and why she chooses the king she does is not really pointed out-you have to guess. I had such high hopes for this. Really not happy. If you like the end where Princesses kiss the true MAN of their heat, don't both with this-you wont get it.

Could have been so much better. Trouble is, they jumped on the bandwagon with the fashion of today, churning out rehashed fairy tales, for adults with sex appeal, and they rushed it to make quick bucks. Well it shows.
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