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Snow White And The Huntsman

Featuring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth & Charlize Theron

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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| | See all Stalky's reviews (13)

Right from the outset this looks like a big budget production, and promises an awful lot for the money. A great deal of time, money and effort have obviously gone into the cgi, effect and special sets: And there are some real visual treats for the viewer, with some top class cgi

Unfortunately it appears that the rest of the money went to a bunch of people who didn't really know what they wanted to do with it. The script and the story line (if you could call it that) was at best weak and jerky. Action scenes would pop-up from thin air, and vanish just as quick as they came. The saving grace, outwith the cgi, (for me) was the closing credit music: Florence and the machine, "breath of life"

Not sure what the hysterical hype was all about, quite frankly. It's good but not that good that i'd want to see it again for a while. Overall it was worth a watch for the visual effects, but if you want a "good story" this might not appeal to everyone

  Better than I expected.

| | See all laura4eva3's reviews (9)

Loved this film. Didn't think I'd like it, thought it would be exactly like the snow and seven dwarfs, but this was brill. Would recommend to anyone.

  What a terrible film!

| | See all Rockfan1973's reviews (155)

Plodding plot and an awful over the top Charlize Theron plus the Twilight Vampire girl proving that she simply cant act......

Plus Lovejoy and co as the CGI shrunken dwarves....

Avoid, avoid, avoid!

  A fantastic take on a classic.

| | See all mattymark's reviews (531)

Myself and everybody I watched it with enjoyed this film I do think its a bit harsh on the reviews saying the acting was poor because I thought it was good and it had amazing action for kids and adults and parts of the film were quite funny and loved the fantasy aspect of the movie and thought Kristen Stewart was great as snow white.

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  Just Awful!

| | See all Spops93's reviews (2)

If you want to watch a film where Kristen Stuart acts exactly the same as she does in every film go for it.

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  Mediocre at best

| | See all StevePick's reviews (1)

Much as I desperately wanted to love one of the rare fantasy movies post-LotR, this movie is a haphazard cobbling together of a range of poorly conceived or borrowed ideas, stricken with some terrible acting, largely from the overrated Kirsten Stewart.

Starting with the bad, Kirsten Stewart is terrible from start to finish, from badly delivered lines through to some tortured looking facial expressions when she's supposed to be acting charming it takes virtually the whole sidecast repeatedly assuring us that she is beautiful to convince us of something that *she* as the main character should have been doing with her acting, as a result its difficult to really give a damn about her character and she lurches from adventure to adventure.

Secondly, there are a lot of sequences that result in nothing, giving a general 'what was the point in that' feel to a lot of the time the characters spend romping in the woods. Forget the obvious Miyazaki inspiration when it comes to the enchanted forest sequence (you'll know it when you see it) there are quite a few occasions when the film seems to explore an idea, only to abandon it and never revisit it again.

Throw in an incredibly anticlimatic ending that feels like it was thrown together in about 5 minutes of writers time and we have all the makings of a turkey, right?

Not quite..

Despite its lumbering female lead, and her unconvincing love interest(s) there is plenty to like, the film is visually stunning with some absolutely beautiful scenes in it. The imagination in some of the (sadly later abandoned) scenes is pretty good as well.

However head and shoulders above this is Charlize Therons performance as the Evil Queen, she puts Kirsten Stewart firmly in the shade and delivers an excellent performance in every scene she's in, very much stealing the show and frankly making her the main reason to watch this film in the first place.

Better yet, rather then being a lazy 'Evil Queen because Evil is fun!' archetype there is both backstory and moments for her to display a warmer side (specifically to her brother, who sadly, is a lazy archetype) which makes a welcome change from more traditional fairytale villains.

What will be the determining factor of whether you watch this is a) how much you like Kirsten Stewart and b) how desperate you are for another fantasy film, if the answer to both is 'a lot' then this may be the film for you.

If not, and your morbidly curious, wait for the price to drop. You'll regret splashing a lot of money on this film..

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  Take bite? Maybe not this time.

| | See all Kevin1075's reviews (754)

In retelling the story of Snow White, director Rupert Sanders takes the recogniseable elements of the fantasy story from the 1937 Disney version and whacks in a dollop of Lord of The Rings style action.

But with mixed results as the film's weak script and weak performances from Hemsworth (never quite picking from what part of the world his accent is coming from) and Stewart (who I'm not a fan of anyway) even though the visuals of the film are impressive and well done. The best performance assuredly comes from Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen, chewing up the scenery with delight.

Overall, it was an OK one time watch for me.

  Awful :(

| | See all Ros3ify's reviews (1)

One of the worst films I have ever watched. The filming itself was really poorly done, and it just didnt piece together. It did not do justice for the actors, and the great story line.


| | See all truthfairy's reviews (1)

I only gave this film one star as there was no option for no stars!
Kristen Stewart has all the charisma of a block of wood. This has to be one of the most boring films I have ever seen. The story line is thin, and the premise of making Snow White into some kind of warrior, just ridiculous.
If you value your time, then don't waste it sitting down to watch this drivel.