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SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (2012)

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SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (2012)

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:00

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The Buzz:

     Hollywood’s relatively current take on the Snow White story (I say this because Mirror, Mirror was out around the same time) is a darker tale than the ones we are used to.  It is not as dark as Grimm’s original work, which ends with the Queen being forced to step into red hot shoes and dance to her death, but Hollywood dark.  Charlize Theron plays a (hot) woman who pretends to be a prisoner and seduces/kills Snow White’s father and takes his kingdom.  The queen then sends The Huntsman (who from this point on will be referred to as Thor) to hunt down the princess so she can eat her heart.  They meet the dwarves and a partnership ensues and they overthrow the queen, good feeling all around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Life of the Party:

     Here again I find myself reviewing another Kristen Stewart movie, once again brought on by the wife.  Fortunately this film was well done as well as entertaining.  Charlize Theron was pretty great in her portrayal of the Evil Queen, and Thor did his part as The Huntsman.  The dwarves steal the show when they are present because they are all good actors, led by Bob Hoskins in one of his final roles before his retirement due to Parkinson’s.  The actions sequences are well done, as well as the effects for the dark forest and the dwarves.  The movie borrows heavily from recent adventure and action films to the point where an archer that is basically Legolas joins Thor in helping Snow White.  The movie doesn’t slow down much throughout and remains entertaining, well worth a watch.

 

Thor: Hero to the Little People!

 

Possible Hangovers:

     Kristen Stewart’s lack of talent may drive many away, but she doesn’t really HAVE to act in this film, it is more about action than story.  Otherwise it is a pretty solid viewing experience and not depressing outside a scene with a horse and a dwarf death that you knew was coming as soon as you saw there were eight of them.  If you are not a fan of Bella or Thor, you should probably stay well clear.

 

I Came! 

 

The Vibe: Date Night/Casual Gathering

      This is one of those rare movies that would work in a date night scenario with a nice Shiraz, because Thor is in it.  On the other hand it would also be enjoyable with a few friends and some stiff drinks also because it has Thor in it and Charlize Theron.  The best way not to get drunk is to drink when Kristen Stewart shows emotion (see chart in Breaking Dawn Part 1), so if you turn that around and drink when she should…well then nothing gets you fucked up faster.  This is a chick flick that everyone can enjoy!

 

I Came as Well! 

 

Plus/Minus:

+ Charlize Theron

+ Thor

+ Effects

+ Dwarves

+ Good Send-off for Hoskins

- Kristen Stewart

- Kristen Stewart’s “Acting”

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