Okay, so, when you watch the trailer, the movie looks fairly bitchin’ doesn’t it? Uh, not. But don’t get me wrong. Charlize Theron was fantastic, along with her way cool mirror. And seeing Chris Hemsworth on the big screen wearing a boiled leather jerkin and a belt strapped with knives as he’s kickin’ some bad guy ass was definitely worth the money … but I really expected more from this film. Actually, that’s probably not fair. Not from the film, itself. I expected more from Kristin Stewart.
When I saw this movie poster, I was like: “Alright! What a great take on Snow White – she suits up and fights the crazy queen! Can’t wait to see that!” I was totally expecting to see her bust out the badass moves and be the kind of heroine at which every bad guy, or in this case bad gal, trembles with fear, but was she? NO! Not even close!
She might as well have been Bella dressed up as Snow White. Besides having a couple of cool lines, mostly what she did was gasp a lot, breathe heavily with a lot of chest heaving and go: “No!” No cool moves, no sword fighting skill, no kick ass attitude, not even a little karate. Kung Fu Panda could have done more than she did in this movie!
No, she was Bella Swan all over again. I usually don’t like to compare movies/stories/books to Twilight, but since this is the actress who played Bella, I will say that I saw some similarities. One, she’s involved in another love triangle. Two, she jumps into the ocean again. Three, she is constantly being protected by her two love interests. And four, she picks the one who wants to kill her in the beginning. But even that left the viewer frustrated because after all the hardship, fighting, injuries, blood, sweat and tears that they go through to win, do we get to see the two lovebirds get together at the end – NO! Arrgghhh! I was SO disappointed!
Okay, so, I’m done ranting about it. =o) So, here were the things I liked: 1) Charlize Theron as the queen. She was great! Crazy and kickass! And her mirror was also really well done. 2) Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman. Not only is he the fairest of them all but he’s also a damn good actor and had a lot of cool moves in this one as well as cool lines. 3) I loved the dwarves! They were hilarious! Especially during the scene where they are raising the portcullis. 4) And William. Can’t forget him. He was cute and I was actually rooting for him the whole time, but alas, he was not Snow White’s true love. And 5) I liked the computer graphics.
Some things I would have liked to see: 1) The Huntsman teach Snow White how to use weapons to kick bad guy butt. He only teaches her how to kill with a knife. I wanted to see him train her at least in the art of sword fighting or something, but he doesn’t. 2) I wanted to see Snow White actually do something other than gasp, heave her chest, and yell. She did do a little troop rallying there at the end but the scene was just … weak. 3) I wanted to see her and the Huntsman get together at the end or at least kiss. Technically they do but she’s kind of not awake when it happens and it leaves you going: “Okay, that was lame.” 4) I wanted to see the Queen go out in a really explosive, earth-shattering, shake-the-castle-walls kind of fashion but she doesn’t. She just shrivels up in the corner of her room into an old lady and Snow White says: “You can’t have my heart.” And that’s it.
Overall, I think it was worth the money. If you like Charlize Theron as a crazy lady and Chris Hemsworth as a hot princess-protecting huntsman, then go see it, but don’t expect too much from Snow White’s character, because if you do, you will be disappointed. I guarantee it.