Monday, July 23, 2012
Movie Review - Snow White and the Huntsman
One of the best things about being a mum of daughters? The fact that I can legitimately go and see loads of movies that I really I'm too old to go and see by myself. The latest of these, is Snow White and the Huntsman, and here's my review!
The movie looked beautiful. The evil queen - Charlize Theron, was of course very beautiful on the outside, but not so beautiful inside. In fact, the story was very much as one would expect as far as the evil queen was concerned, although the script did give a reason for her evil nature - one that might have gone some way to make her less of an evil queen, and more of a mixed up one, if she wasn't so darned evil!
Kristen Stewart did her Snow White thing - and certainly looked the part, and found an inner core of steel at the movie's end - looking positively Joan of Arc like in the battle scenes.
All the stuff you'd expect are in there, dwarves, apples, handsome suitors - no surprises as the story trucked along to its conclusion.
But for me, the best part was definitely the huntsman. Chris Hemsworth played him well (although the accent?! I won't mention the accent), and was lucky enough to be given a character who was wounded emotionally and not quite as cardboard cut-outy as he might have been. As a romantic soul, I wanted more in the love department, but as my companion stated "Why do you like him?" I guess there was probably enough there for the pre-teen audience!
In conclusion nothing ground breaking in this movie but a pleasant enough way to while away an afternoon.