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Snow White & The Huntsman (2012)

Snow White & The Huntsman (2012)

It's a modern day fairy tail! Keeping it classy and fresh all at the same time, starring such greatness as Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in the lead roles introduced within the title, and Charlize Theron looks as pretty and grim as ever as her villainous counterpart Ravenna, the witch, deceiver, and overtaker of kingdoms.

The dwarves are a suitable and creatively varied bunch too, with some interesting names like Ian McShane and Nick Frost within their ranks. Interesting to see familiar faces on such small characters.

One thing that irked me a bit was the Orc sound effect. He's not a Transformer, really. The new age sound effects are spreading to the most inappropriate movies. Another thing is how Snow White doesn't really radiate a power of good - often she seems a bit apathetic and distant. Though I feel that goes with her character, it seems they tried to get her into a more active role, which doesn't always match.

Maybe Kristen Stewart was more in tune with the original character.

Some of the plot moves feel a bit too predictable and cliche as well, but then again it wouldn't be the same kind of story were they not, and the occasional new twist's much appreciated. It has a much darker tone than the original Snow White movie too, of course, even if it doesn't become downright depressing.

It's a flashy, fiery fairy tail filled with magic, and anger, and love, and a clash between opposing forces of good and evil. It's a classic with a twist, and new skin. Medieval, magnificent, and full of magic.

 rated 3/5: not bad


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