Action | Adventure | Fantasy
Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Sam Spruell, Vincent Regan, Lily Cole, Noah Huntley, Liberty Ross, Christopher Obi, Rachael Stirling, Hattie gOtobed, Greg Hicks, Peter Ferdinando, Anastasia Hille, Raffey Cassidy, Izzy Meikle-Small, Xavier Atkins, Elliot Reeve
In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) ordered to take Snow White (Kristen Stewart) into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron).
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Ravenna/Charlize Theron without any doubt. She is the only reason to watch "Snow White and the Huntsman", this fairy tale adaptation whose potential has been completely wasted.
Once upon a time there was a fairy tale named "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Ever since it has been twisted several times, and I don't mind the twists at all. What I mind instead is the poor execution of this film.
The storyline is still the same, the one everyone knows, the one I'm kind of getting sick of seeing on screen. The problem is the plot. It is extremely weak, and it certainly does not have enough content to fill 127 minutes, minutes that don't really seem to pass at all.
What this film lacks also is a fairy-like, magical atmosphere. It does not have the magic of Disney 1937 "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", it does not have the aesthetic beauty of The Lord of the Rings series, or "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". It does not have beautiful special effects. But most important, it does not have the beauty of Snow White. At first, she is so passive, she almost looks dead, then, all of a sudden, she becomes super-angry, super-aggressive, super-brave, super-ambitious. She completely lacks charm, she does not look sweet at all. And who is to be blamed? Kristen Stewart and the people who cast her. I was getting used to seeing her acting that I totally forgot how bad she can be. This is the Twilight saga all over again. All she does is whispering and looking kind of afraid all the time, and none of her facial expressions look convincing.
But thank god there was Charlize Theron. As days pass by I am more and more convinced that she is a goddess. Despite the awful script she had to work with, she gave yet another great performance that not only makes the film tolerable but almost watchable.