So I think we all know the story of Snow White, but with what seems to be the start of a spate of possible fairy tale movies, it seems that Hollywood wants us to think again about those stories that we read when were children.
In this version of Snow White, Kristen Stewart plays the lead role of Snow White, a beauty who is far fairer than the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron) and so Snow is placed in the tower to rot, only to escape. So the Queen sends out a Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to kill Snow White so that the evil queen will forever reign with her beauty.
Snow White and the Huntsman – Blazing Minds Film Review
Forget what you know about Snow White and completely forget the Disney film that you probably saw as a child, this version of Snow White, though the same story, is different, but not by much.
Snow White and the Huntsman starts off as an epic movie with a feel that it’s going to be something extraordinary with its short battle sequence near the beginning and the Evil Queen taking control of the kingdom from the King (Snow White’s father), but then it putters out in to a film that starts to drags it’s feet along the floor, only to occasional come back with a skip and jump in to a well set action sequence with some great CGI.
But, then it starts to drag its feet again, with slow sections of the film which most of the time could have been cut out and left on the cutting room floor, Snow White and the Huntsman had the potential to be a dark and sinister re-telling of the classic fairy tale, but instead just doesn’t achieve that at all.
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I got to one point thinking, “Good grief will it ever end!” and then the seven dwarfs came in to the movie, a possibility of some rather comedic moments brought together with some amazing techniques of having Nick Frost, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Eddie Marsen, Toby James and Johnny Harris as the Seven Dwarfs, but no! Except for the odd line from Nick Frost and Ray Winston: “You’ve had too much to drink”, “No I haven’t, it’s the mushrooms!”.
Don’t get me wrong Snow White and the Huntsman is visual superb, with it’s quite amazing CGI sequences, its wide angle landscape shots (which are very similar to those in Lord of the Rings) and its great use of 7.1 surround sound. But it just lacks that ability to keep you wanting to keep watching.
Snow White and the Huntsman just didn’t do it for me, it really dragged on though 127 minutes, it just seems to be too long, with so much “stuffing” to make the film hit that 2 hour mark, so much could have been removed from the film, though it wouldn’t have been any better, it would have flowed a lot better, rather than slowing down to an almost standstill!
Overall Thoughts For Snow White and the Huntsman
Great CGI, good action sequences (though they are far and few between), this film is going to appeal to those Twilight fans that need their Kristen Stewart fix while waiting for the last Twilight film, it will also appeal to those that swoon at the sight of Chris Hemsworth. But if you’re looking for something spectacular, then you are surely going to be disappointed.
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