If you are expecting another Disney fairy tale version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, you need to change your expectations. Snow White and the Huntsman is a thrilling and more adult version of that fairy tale many of us grew up watching or hearing.
In Snow White and the Huntsman, director Rupert Sanders takes viewers on a dramatic journey, exploring the costs of everlasting beauty and the virtues of purity. In this version of Snow White and the Huntsman, we get a little background on Snow White and how the evil queen Ravenna came into power. In this film, they definitely take the time to slow things down to help give viewers more details in the story line.
Snow White and the Huntsman brings a great deal of depth to the evil queen, and Charlize Theron, quite simply, rocks in this film. She is able to capture beauty, intense pain, and evil all in one, to the point where one might almost start feeling sorry for the evil queen (if she wasn’t trying to kill everyone all the time, of course.)
Chris Hemsworth, who plays the huntsman, does an excellent job of being the brave fighter, who helps Snow White along her journey (albeit reluctantly at first.) I’m not as familiar with Kristen Stewart’s movies, but in Snow White and the Huntsman, she plays an almost “stoic beauty.” I did notice that she didn’t have a lot of dialogue, probably due to the nature of the character she is playing.
While most of the movie is a little darker visually (it is, after all, showing a land that is cursed,) there are some moments of wonderful beauty and life when Snow White arrives in the Sanctuary. The CGI and special effects in this film were stellar. You could really tell that a great deal of effort was put forth in all details of the film, from the creative troll to the evil army that shatters into millions of pieces. What was nice was that all of the digital work blended seamlessly into the movie and didn’t seem extraneous.
If you would like to add Snow White and the Huntsman to your movie collection, it is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital format. As I mentioned, this is a more adult version (it’s rated PG-13), so I would not recommend it for young kids.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.