Special thanks to my sister for the title.
Ok finally after all the work, I’m on vacay. Yay! Special thanks to friends we got to watch MIB and Avengers which by the way the whole idea of doing a review is so pointless as they were totally awesome.
I love fairytales. Even though they tend to put you in this hype that the world would be nice and there is someone out there that will break the spell with true love’s kiss.
To be honest, I was totally giddy when I saw the trailer of this year’s movie of Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kirsten Stewart of Twilight (duh) and Panic Room, Chris Hemsworth of Thor and Avengers, and my personal favorite Charlize Theron of Aeon Flux, Hancock, and Devil’s Advocate.
Definitely not like Disney, the movie promised a more mature set up with less of the hi hos as well as too much fairy dust.
Snow White and the Huntsman derived from the very famous Brothers Grimm’s Snow White with a twist.
- There’s no glass coffin.
- The evil queen disguises just one.
- There’s no prince.
- There’s no evil iron shoes.
- Evil queen has a sidekick, her brother.
- The evil queen needed Snow White’s heart.
- One of the dwarves died.
- There are fairies!
The movie exposes more into detail the world of the evil queen, Ravenna (Charlize Theron) and not only the pretty, pretty Snow White (Kirsten Stewart).
I’m not going to spill the so much beans on the whole plot. To be honest, you might as well read the Wiki entry for this.
But the plot targeted on highlighting details about the evil queen and the essential character to Snow White’s survival (not the dwarves), the Huntsman.
I could only say two. One was Finn’s scar. Come on it totally disappeared! They could have just shown the whole healing thing. Secondly, was Snow White’s feet when the Huntsman drank like crazy, crying, then kissed her. Ok fine, I’m bitter she gets to be kissed by the handsome guy.
Another one was the reflection of Ravenna on the mirror when he oozed out. I guess after much thought I may be wrong. Can someone confirm?
Dunno who was the director but they sure love the aerial shots. I totally loved the whole part of highlighting the hallucinations in the Dark Forest which I think is going to kick your ass if you watch the 3D, if ever, well I think.
Well, aside from my buddy saying that it sounded like LOTRs scene of the hellish workshop, it wasn’t that appealing. Boo! I liked the credits song though.
If you do watch some animes or even check some materials on Japanese folklore, they have this unusual one eyed umbrella thing that looked like the one eye mushrooms in the Sanctuary. Another one is one of the banners used in the scene where they bring in Snow White for her wake, had flowers that seemed very Japanese.
Watch it. You’ll get my drift.
I have to agree with my sister on this the beginning started really long and rushed at the end. For a movie that is longer than two hours, you would expect a couple of things:
- Huntsman’s memory of his wife
- Ravenna’s knowledge of the apple as this was a prank Snow White had with William when they were kids
- Some info who or what was the mythical creature that blessed Snow White
- The troll, my goodness, what’s with him?!
My heart swells with delight on having Charlize Theron. I like her. Add in Mr. Thor. Love it. Add in the mirror that is a big golden disc with runic inscriptions around it as well as the mirror oozing out…. PERFECT! The casting of Mr. Thor was perfect for him! Better than in Thor to be honest. Medieval. Gruff. Confused. Charlize was perfect for doing evil (except for the part where she died which was blah and she didn’t say anything). Kirsten? Sorry. Please crawl back to the vampire scene. Her look of constant pain, torment, and something didn’t make her look soft.
The plot certainly was beautiful… The twist of having the evil queen with a story as well as the huntsman really do put things in perspective that there’s always a history on each character. That is story telling! Mirror can be a mystery really. I can’t wait to read a book of it – if ever they do have.
Pacing was blah. I mean I like some areas. Like the sanctuary, the milk bath, the oozing mirror. I do not totally dislike it but I think they tried to cram so much for the evil queen that it pulled in short for the rest. It would have been great if the huntsman had the limelight a bit.
Sitting down for two hours plus, it was entertaining. Not totally funny. Not totally dramatic. It actually lacked the whole romantic feel towards the huntsman or William. The costume design, I totally loved it. Have to research about the award winning costumer designer, Colleen Atwood. You have to admit her variation from light to dark costumes for Ravenna… all elegant!
If you do like the accessories that Ravenna used, I totally recommend checking out Michelle Phan’s Ever After collection. Her Joan of Arc inspired accessories is totally fab and very wearable looking classy but not too fancy.