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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Review: SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN


Who doesn't know of Snow White, the girl with skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony? Specially this year, after the Brothers Grimm princess has made no less than three appearances in film and television. First in the series "Once Upon A Time", where a curse falls upon Fairy Tale Land and Snow ends up in present day Maine. Then she reappears in "Mirror Mirror", a cute yet absurdly childish film starring Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen? Really? And now, after months of watching the awesome trailer, comes "Snow White and the Huntsman", the darkest account of the princess to date.

With the amazingly beautiful and talented Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen Ravenna, the film focuses on her madness and utmost desire for everlasting beauty, which can only be achieved if she eats Snow White's (Kristen Stewart) heart. As if it were that simple to kill a naïve innocent girl... To hunt down her victim, she hires the services of the (nameless) Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), who runs into the Dark Forest after the lost princess.

So far so good right? Add to that seven dwarves - one of which is blind (of course, every knowledgeable dwarf just has to be blind), a really cool and golden mirror mirror on the wall, a charming future Duke  (though not a prince, which is just disappointing) and a very weird brother to the crazy Queen and put them all in a very "Games of Thrones meets Narnia" setting and you'll get the picture.

Apart from the story, this movie just has the most beautiful cinematography and production design, by Greg Fraser and Dominic Watkins respectively. They manage to show epic British locations in its huge form and yet capture small details that make the whole difference and create a modern feel to this old fairytale.

What about Kristen Stewart's acting? Apart from the somewhat obvious Twilight references like the apple and her not only dying but coming back from the dead, she's not that bad! She does portray a stupid teenage girl well and this time she doesn't bite her lip throughout the whole movie! Quite impressive!

All in all, a good action cute film. Theron's acting is simply stunning and so is Chris Hemsworth, for those who care to stare. Simple medieval entertainment and, yeah sure, worth the price of a ticket. 



2 comments:

JC Elizondo said...

She actually does bite her lip at one point. So minus points for Stewart.

JC Elizondo said...

Movie still good though.

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