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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Watching on Wednesday: Snow White and the Huntsman

Title: Snow White and the Huntsman
Type: Movie
Age Group: Youth +
Release Year: 2012
My Rating: 4/5

Once there was a kingdom that was ruled by a strong king and queen. They have a daughter who they named Snow White. The kingdom was happy and prosper...until the passing of their beautiful and gentle queen. The king was devastated and ended up getting drafted into war. He found a prisoner in the hands of the opposing side; a striking beauty. He took her as his new queen. Little did he know, she would be the death of his kingdom.

Many years have passed and Snow White has finally escape the grasps of the evil queen. Will she be able to reclaim her kingdom in her father's name before she gets captured?

If anyone has followed me since the start of the Twilight craze, you'd know how much I detest that series. With that, I was never fond of Kristen Stewart. However, when I saw the commercial for Snow White and the Huntsman awhile back, it really captured my attention. It seemed that Kristen could be really be okay in this movie. And honestly, she was! I can't say her acting was amazing, but, it's a start and I'm more lenient if she is to star in another movie.

In my personal opinion though, what made this movie was Charlize Theron. She was absolutely phenomenal! I had never seen her acted in any other movies or shows before this one and I absolutely adored how well she played out her character. Her acting gave the evil queen so much life and made her so three-dimensional. She's my favourite character in the movie because there is so much history that makes her who she is. And can I say how absolutely gorgeous she is? I am in love with her outfits and hair! (Second to her, my next favourite character is the Huntsman. Chris Hemworth's accent is TO DIE FOR).

The storyline is very dark and has that twisted fairy tale element. The fantasy effects are very nice and I enjoy that. But, I felt it were the actors that made the movie what it is. 

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Marie Ifmarybooks said...

OMG I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS MOVIE :D ! It is coming out today here in France so i'm going to see it this week :).
It looks really good and i'm obsessed with Florence and the machine song for this movie : A breath of life <3.

Liviania said...

I think I'll probably wait to rent this one on video. But I have heart great things about Charlize's performance.