Snow White and the Huntsman is director Rupert Sanders’ take on the popular ageless classic Grimms Brothers fairy tale. The director and the writers have taken unique liberties with the story itself and have made the evil queen evil in every sense of the word. And Charlize Theron plays the role of her life in this particular adaptation and you wouldn’t think of her as anything but evil in this particular movie. Snow White herself is played by Kristen Stewart (of Twilight fame) while the huntsman is played by the oh-so-good-looking Chris Hemsworth (who of late made news with a good performance in the Formula 1 movie, Rush).
While all of us are well aware of the original story of Snow White, this movie gives the huntsman a much more substantial role, and given that the queen is that much more evil, he has more than just a pivotal role to play in the happenings almost throughout the movie. Hemsworth does more than just look good in this movie, and puts his chiseled physique to good use in the action sequences. His dialog delivery though leaves more than a lot to be desired, more so because he sounds like Sylvester Stallone in his heyday.
This movie didn’t quite work for me for various reasons on which I cannot quite put my finger on. Maybe it was the fact that it was hyped a little too much, maybe it was because Snow White herself couldn’t quite emote enough to make me empathise with her plight, or maybe it was because she was portrayed too much as a Joan of Arc kind of leader.
Nevertheless, it is an Ok one time watch kind of movie, nothing great.
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