This is a quickie movie review of Snow White and the Huntsman . (I finally got around to bringing it up on Video on Demand!
Snow White and the Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and the captivating and thoroughly evil-acting Charlize Theron. It’s directed by Rupert Sanders, and this is not your parents’ Snow White at all, but a slightly different twisted take on the fairy tale with slightly more action, drama and angst.
Charlize Theron plays the evil queen who tricks the kind into marrying her and then kills him, taking his kingdom. She imprisons his daughter, Snow White (Stewart) and a blight encompasses the land. Snow escapes her prison 10 years later (as she comes of age) and the queen sends the huntsman (Hemsworth) after her. (Some vanity thing and wanting to be fairest of all the land) But when he finds out the evil the queen will do to Snow and the land, he has a change of heart and it goes from there.
This is the classic tale of an evil witch eliminating the competition because of their looks, but there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Theron plays the evil part pretty well, though for the front half of the movie, we’re not sure why she’s evil… just that she is. We learn a bit later on what the spark was for her evil.
Hemsworth plays the broken-hearted hunter well, and despite his accent, does fairly well to separate himself from his Thor role that he’s become rather famous for, to not be too distracting.
This is the most animated roles I’ve ever seen Stewart portray as she delivers the blessed beauty of Snow White rather nicely. This may be the best looking I’ve ever seen of her in a movie. (From a guy’s perspective.)
The movie starts out in story, slides a bit into the mystical and magical, and finishes out with a classic battle of good versus magical evil.
Had I seen Snow White and the Huntsman in theaters, I would not have been disappointed or felt like I had wasted money. As a rental it is well worth the price, period.