Snow White and The Huntsman was able to achieve the dark tone that it was going for. The special effects and costumes were interesting. It will remind you of Lord of the Rings and Narnia, but overall it still manages to pull off its own theme.
The driving force behind this is Charlize Theron, the evil Queen. Although her acting is a bit uneven, suddenly flipping between a cool menace to desperate and raving, she is still interesting to watch. There’s a different side to her story that makes you think that maybe this isn’t exactly unwarranted.
Unfortunately, when she gets out of the picture and we get to Snow White, things slow down way too much that it just drags on from scene to scene. The cinematography is great, but too much time is spent on Snow White’s off-road adventure.
In addition, the bloated middle section is rife with problems.
First off, you have to convince yourself that Kristen Stewart is fairer than Charlize Theron. Okay maybe that’s a personal preference, but she can’t deliver the performance the role entails. The Snow White in this movie is demanding justice and redistribution, but her acting is flat.
To make it worse her character, who is supposed to be the center of all this, has no convincing development whatsoever. After getting some kind of a bad acid trip and goes on a guided tour in the Dark Forest with the Huntsman, she suddenly turns into Joan of Arc.
She and other forgettable characters are thrown into this showdown of who’s the fairest of them all. But with an unconvincing lead, you can’t really relate to the story.
Kristen Stewart is miscast and Charlize Theron steals the show.
Snow White and The Huntsman
Snow White and The Huntsman is a visually interesting but overlong and generic heroine story with a miscast lead.