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Snow White and the Huntsman Review

Snow White and the Huntsman Review

Reviewed by Rachel Geeson

Score: 5/5

Snow White and the Huntsman is the second ‘Snow White’ adaptation of 2012.

This epic and beautifully shot fantasy film lives up to the hype. The visual effects of the feature are very good. The special effects team should feel very pleased with themselves.

Kristen Stewart, the Twilight star, takes on a slightly different role as Snow White, in this darker version of the much loved fairy tale. Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) becomes her stepmother after the death of Snow White’s father, the King. Once Queen Ravenna is in control, darkness takes over the kingdom and the young princess is locked up. The Queen is an eternally young looking woman who uses dark magic to steal the beauty from young women in order to maintain her power and appearance.

When the young princess escapes, the Queen sends out someone to bring her back. Enter the macho and rugged Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth). Although he has a drunken start, he soon shows of his skills in the dark forest.

Hemsworth added good charm to his character, just as he always does (especially when playing Thor). He showed great charisma and raw machismo playing the Huntsman. The great casting continued with Kristen Stewart playing the beautiful iconic character, showing emotion and purity.

Charlize Theron embraced the wicked queen’s role well and had a number of shouting and screeching scenes that displayed a true evil side.  Theron is equally more dark and heartless then the role of Queen Clementianna played by Julia Roberts in Mirror Mirror.

By retelling the classic fairy tale, Snow White cannot be the same without dwarves stepping into the story. When we meet them in the movie they aren’t so sweet to start off with, however they soon become loveable characters with a good sense of humour. The actors that were digitally down-sized were Bob Hoskins, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones, Johnny Harris and Brian Gleeson, who each brought their quirky characteristics to the film.

Snow White and the Huntsman is the feature debut for director Rupert Sanders, showing real promise for him in the future. He managed to create magical atmospheres throughout the film. The scenes that stand out are the enchanting fairy woodland, the scary yet stunning castle and the menacing dark forest.

So if you fancy seeing this breathtaking and thrilling adaption of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale then head down to the cinema.

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Categories: Film Reviews
  1. August 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Nice post which This epic and beautifully shot fantasy film lives up to the hype. The visual effects of the feature are very good. The special effects team should feel very pleased with themselves. Thanks a lot for posting this article.

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