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This review is from: Snow White and the Huntsman (Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UV Copy)  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Upon viewing the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman I was looking forward to it, I think a more, for lack of a better word; realistic fairy tale could be quite interesting. For too long have Disney claimed the monopoly on fairy tales and as a result the mass populous has forgotten the dark roots of these stories.
It's a shame then that this film is full of excess in every aspect apart from its story, there is not enough of it to fill out one hundred and twenty seven whole minutes. As a result snow white and the huntsman is a positive snore fest just plodding through the story as slow as it possibly could.
On top of that problem we have got such a huge cast that it feels like we are on the fourth sequel of a franchise, we have Snow White, The Queen, The Queens Brother, The Huntsman, Prince Charming with a Bow, eight dwarfs and Prince Charming's Dad and those are just the ones I can remember but it seems like the whole cast of Mother Goose, Far Far Away and Grimms Fairy Tales are thrown in to appeal to the broadest possible audience. As a result you just don't feel interested or invested in any of the characters and most of them are pretty forgettable even Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman, seriously how crap does a story have to be to make Thor forgettable? Then we have the two polar opposites that are the Queen played by Charlize Theron who completely over plays the part to the point of hilarity and Snow White played by Kristin Stewart who underplays the part and spends the entire movie with a face like a smacked arse.
So what is there anything good about this movie? Yes, thankfully. Snow White and the Huntsman looks absolutely sublime, cinematography is top notch, the sets are awesome, the costume design is very good and the special effects and CGI is flawless. I especially like the dwarves who are played by actors such as Nick Frost and Ray Winstone who are made to look dwarf size and it's a pretty clever effect.
In trying to appeal to everyone and their mother, the makers of this film have basically ruined, what could have been a really good re-telling of the Snow White Story. When the narrative actually moves forward in what seems once every half hour the story is engaging enough, but films with these kind of production values behind them should never ever leave you wanting to check you e-mails in the middle of it.