Snow White and The Huntsman (2012)

Snow White and The Huntsman

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen. Unable to tolerate the insult to her vanity, the evil queen decides that Snow White must die. The queen sends a huntsman to kill Snow White. However the huntsman finds himself unable to murder the innocent young woman, and instead ends up training her to become a warrior capable of threatening the queen’s reign. (Source: IMDB)

Hollywood enlivened again with fairy tale adaptation movie; this time is Snow White turns.

If you wish to see cute-colorful-melodious fairy tale a la Disney, just prepared to be disappointed. Rupert Sanders, the director, brings Snow White story with darker and gothic tone. There are some modifications from the well-known Snow White fairy tale, but it doesn’t eliminate the characteristic of the story; a mirror, an apple, seven dwarfs, and a kiss. I think the movie itself is good. Despite being turned upside down, the story remains coherent and still leave the impression of Snow White tale.

What makes me disappointed to this movie is Kristen Stewart act. She is really lack of expression. She is the main role of the movie, the princess who lived, the one who believed as the fairest one, the one who should gather the power of her people to bring the Queen Ravenna’s throne down, … but her expression remains like this:

Kristen Stewart

Really is not a charming princess. Even her war speech doesn’t seem full of spirit and enthusiastic, probably because her expression too.
I thought she will act better than in that sparkling-vampire-movie, but I was wrong.
K-Stew, don’t be an actor, you are much much much better as a model.

Kristen Stewart on Vanity Fair covers, July 2012

The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), Snow White and The Huntsman (2012)

Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman is pretty good. The role fit him perfectly; the body, the deep voice, the beard. <3
Sadly, I can’t see the chemistry between The Huntsman and Snow White. The Prince Charming (Sam Claflin) is good but not too dominant, probably because he is not the one in the movie title.
I think it is better if the director brings more chemistry of their love triangles instead of filling the film with scenes that are less important.

And what makes this movie good? Charlize Theron! She is very very very good. You can see her as a cruel Queen Ravenna, but in the other hand, you also can see her as a fragile woman because of her obsession towards beauty. Ravenna’s childhood memories also support the character’s role well.

Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron), Snow White and The Huntsman (2012)

So, who is the fairest of them all? Charlize Theron, it is !!! :P

Despite many shortcomings here and there, I think this fairy tale adaptation movie is good. :)