Sunday, February 3, 2013

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

**Seen on October 7th, 2012**

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. [imdb]

Nominated for 2 Oscars:

Best Costume Design
Best Visual Effects

A lot of people seemed to hate this film, so I saw it back then with little expectations. I can't say I was blown away by it and that it's a great one, but it's definitely not the stinker people make it to be. Its biggest problem, in my opinion, is that it's a bit too long and doesn't know what to do with itself in the second half. 
Kristen Stewart is... well, watchable. Charlize Theron is delicious as the villain (take note, Julia Roberts!), a role that is perfect for her. The film has enough action scenes to make it interesting, even though, again: it drops the ball towards the end. It is, however, visually gorgeous - the cinematography was extremely beautiful & artistic, beautiful art direction, lovely costumes (especially for Ravenna, the evil queen) and relevant visual effects.
My rating for the film: 6.5/10. Totally watchable.

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