Reviews and Problems with Snow White And The Huntsman
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Snow White and the Huntsman
Sound & Vision Magazine
19 November 2012
Excerpt: When Snow White escapes into the Dark Forest, where only the bravest dare to tread, Ravenna enlists the help of the local hunksman…excuse me, huntsman, to track her, find her, and kill her. But as you no doubt already know, things don’t exactly go according to plan. When the seven…excuse me, eight dwarves show up, they certainly are a far cry from Doc, Dopey, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, and Bashful. But where they score beaucoup points is in the Grumpy department.
Excerpt: The Film Earlier this year, dueling films took on the classic tale of Snow White. One had Lily Collins and Julia Roberts; the other ultimately broke up "Robsten." Unless you steer clear of the likes of TMZ, Entertainment Weekly and People , you probably know that star Kristen Stewart crushed the hearts of Twlight fans everywhere, by cheating on her on/off-screen love interest Robert Pattinson with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
Excerpt: You’ve got to love the media, don’t you? Well ok, probably not. And if your name is Kristen Stewart, you most likely hate them. I’ll go ahead and address the elephant in the proverbial room right here and now. Whatever you’ve heard or read about Miss Stewart is most likely true. Her Twilight co-star, Robert Pattinson was shocked to find out that Stewart had been having an affair with the director of the movie in question: Snow White and the Huntsman. Was it true?
Excerpt: As told by Finn (Sam Spruel sporting a killer haircut), evil witch Ravenna had unleashed her plague across many lands for years. Her blackened spoils cast famine, darkness, and plague across the people, and yet Snow White’s (Kristen Stewart) father falls for her gaze in desperation for romance. One wonders how news of soul crushing witches and dead landscapes doesn’t travel to other kingdoms even in the earliest days of communication. Seems relevant.
Conclusion: Starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth, 'Snow White & the Huntsman' is a dark, modernized revision of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale that's surprisingly entertaining and visually engrossing. Rupert Sanders makes his feature-length debut with flying colors. The Blu-ray arrives with spectacular video and reference quality audio. Many of the supplements are exclusives to the high-def format which will entice fans of the movie.
Conclusion: Distractions, distractions. Celebrity misdeeds muddy the waters of yet another movie. Try as I did to resist, I couldn't help but be pulled out of the film every time Sanders' cameras would linger on Stewart's face a bit too long. But don't blame the director or the actress; the public and private hell they're going through at the moment is punishment enough. Blame the media frenzy surrounding their indiscretion.
Excerpt: In Snow White and the Huntsman , a series of characters insist over and over again that the titular princess is "very special" or "the one" or "the only one who can save us;" it's a classic instance of telling instead of showing that reveals a lot about this glossy but unsatisfying fairy tale revision.
Summary: Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil Queen Ravenna, who is out to destroy her. The wicked ruler never imagined that the young woman who has escaped her clutches would threaten her reign.