Snow White and the Huntsman is not the fairest in the land

10 Sep

I come from the Disney generation that has the iconic images of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs stuck in my head forever, but Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman takes the Grimm Brother’s story to a much darker forest.  The evil queen played masterfully by Charlize Theron contracts a melancholy Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to track down Snow White  and kill her. Stewart does an admirable job with role and her star power makes her the logical choice, but I just don’t see her as the ideal Snow White.  Hemsworth fits his role, but I would not categorize as a signature performance like his Thor. The real reason to see this movie is Theron and Sanders’ interpretation of the evil queen. The queen’s back story places her to the film’s forefront and its special effects only accentuates the film’s dark character. The original film will always be the fairest, but the Huntsman is a worthy interpretation.


Chuck’s Grade: B

Adam’s Grade: C

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