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Snow White And The Huntsman

A 2012 film directed by Rupert Sanders starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron

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'Snow White And The Huntsman' Won't Leave You Happily Ever After (Video)

  • May 31, 2012
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By Joan Alperin Schwartz 
Okay folks, 'Snow White' is back and this time, she's mad as hell and ready to kick some butt.

First off, I must ask...Did we really need two films this year about Miss White? Personally, I think one was too many.

In any case, 'Snow White And The Huntsman' directed by Rupert Sanders, stars Kristen Stewart as Snow, Charlize Theron, as the super evil Queen, Ravenna and Chris Helmsworth as the hunky Huntsman.

We all know the story, so I'll be brief...

Ravenna feeds on the souls of virgins in order to maintain her youthful glow...Guess she never heard about Botox. After she kills off her hubby, the King, she locks Snow White up in a damp, dingy, dreadful basement and basically makes her subjects extremely unhappy.

One day, Ravenna's creepy brother, Finn (Sam Spruell) drops in on Snow and it's not for conversation. When he tries to put the moves on her, Snow stabs him and escapes...Right into the..

Dark Forest, where all kinds of nasty creatures await...

Meanwhile, back at the palace, the raging Ravenna consults with her mirror...

The mirror oozes this gold liquid which morphs into some sort of weird figure, who sounds very much like Darth Vader. He tells Ravenna that the only way she obtain immortality, is to eat Snow's heart. Ravenna, not being a vegan, has absolutely no problem with this.

Now, Ravenna's powers don't work in the Dark Forest she sends The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) after her. In all fairness, at first he balks at the assignment. But when Ravenna promises to bring back his dead wife, The Huntsman agrees...and...

We all know what happens when a goodlooking guy goes after a hot chick. He falls in love with her of course. So instead of killing Snow...the Huntsman saves her and together...and with the help of...the dwarfts, who are in no particular order...

Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Bob Hoskins, Nick Frost and Eddie Marsan, Johnny Harris, Brian Gleeson and Toby Jones as well as an old family friend, the handsome Prince (Sam Claflin) they all band together to take down Ravenna and restore the Kingdom to its glory days.

My problem with the film is that it takes itself way too seriously. It completely lacks humor.

Charlize Theron, who is one of my favorite actresses, is way over the top. Kristen Stewart who is not one of my favorite actresses, is very bland and lacks chemistry with the two male leads.

Plus the film has several different styles going on and suffers from the...It doesn't know what it wants to be...syndrome.

With that said, I gave 'Snow White And The Huntsman' 3 bagels out of 5. The film opens in theatres Friday, June 1, 2012. Check out our video to see John's thoughts and his rating.
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June 12, 2012
Stewart is the reason I did not see this, great review guys.
June 12, 2012
Yeah I found her soooo annoying.
June 03, 2012
I just saw this and reviewed it. I am with you on this one, Joan. I mean, I didn't like it but I sure did not hate it. It was just lacking narrative impact. You guys are so fun!
June 02, 2012
Comical review; it's a shame the movie wasn't any better than the reviews I've read; I too am a Charlize Theron fan and was hoping this would be better. Thanks for sharing!!
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review by . June 02, 2012
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The original tale of “Snow White” was written in Germany back in 1812. Since then, the story has been re-interpreted and variations of its premise had been presented. The most famous version of them may be the one written by the Grimm brothers and this is where “Snow White and the Huntsman” had been loosely based. Directed by Rupert Sanders, this 2012 movie features the same devices that we have become fond of in Disney’s creation (I.e. poisoned apple, magical mirror, …
review by . June 08, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Overall, Snow White is an entertaining two hours, but I can't oooh and ahhh without some ughs. This flick boasts some sweet and creepy special effects like mysterious black shards that obey an evil queen and a magnificent black cloak. I jumped with surprise more than once and shuddered a bit, too, as the effects often came out of nowhere. The overall feel of the film is dark. The story is well told with some fascinating additions to/and twists on the classic tale. Plenty of battle scenes (fast, …
review by . June 02, 2012
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Star Rating:         Snow White and the Huntsman has been released on the heels of Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror, the light-hearted, family-friendly, comedic take on the Snow White legend as told by the Brothers Grimm. Although they draw inspiration from the same source, you would be doing both films a disservice by trying to compare them. Let them stand on their own, and you may find that both have something to offer. Having said that, my reaction to this new …
review by . May 31, 2012
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Surface beauty
SNOW WHITE & THE HUNSTMAN Written by Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini Directed by Rupert Sanders Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron   Ravenna: I feel that you and I are bound.   The Grimm fairy tale best known as “Snow White” dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. It is a cautionary tale of sorts to young women everywhere that beauty is only skin deep and that true beauty, the kind that either commands respect …
review by . May 31, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
This will be the second of the Snow White movies to come out this year.  While Mirror Mirror was considerably more campy and fun Snow White and the Huntsman takes a considerably darker tone to the story.  With that in mind this will not be a movie for young children to go see, but may be a nice lesson in female empowerment for the young ladies in the audience.  While it takes a while to get there and takes a long look around at all the visuals that surround …
Quick Tip by . September 10, 2012
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Raw and dark, for a fairy tale, that is. Nonetheless, it's entertaining, possibly because one just wonders how it'll turn out. No surprises here though...
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My husband (creator of the cult classic films FACES OF DEATH) andmyself (actress/screenwriter) are ex New Yorkers, see alot of films and usually disagree. So our friends decided that we need a review … more
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In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman (Hemsworth) ordered to take Snow White (Stewart) into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen (Theron).
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Director: Rupert Sanders
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Studio: Universal Studios
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