Directed by: Rupert Sanders
After seeing the first trailer for this movie I was instantly hooked on the whole dark take on a classic fairy tale, though if I thought about it Red Riding Hood and Alice in Wonderland had some pretty great trailers they failed to live up to expectations, and if it lived up to expectations would be interesting because it shows that the new take on the classic tales where possible. I found that as my expectation became higher I knew that in some way I would be disappointed because of how high the expectation are it may end up failing in someway or not be the film that you wanted it to be. The film that was delivered was on par with what I thought it would be, a good adaptation of the classic story that shared many flaws with a lot of big budget movie which is not enough focus on the character and more focus and the effects and action instead of developing the story. The acting itself is far better than I thought it would, Kristen Stewart managed to surprise me and was able to walk away from Twilight and actual perform a great performance, which she can do like in Adventureland, but many people still see her as “that girl from Twilight”. Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron do excellent in their role even though she tended to over acting in certain spots. The visual effects and set pieces are wonderful in creating a new world that defines both the Snow White story and the typical fantasy setting.
The ruthless Queen Ravenna has conquered several kingdoms and plans to take over the entire continent. She soon learns from her Magic Mirror that she will be overthrown by her stepdaughter Snow White, who will also surpass her as the “Fairest of Them All.” The only way for Ravenna to remain in power is to consume Snow White’s heart and achieve immortality. When Snow White manages to escape into the Dark Forest, the Queen summons a Huntsman named Eric to kill the Princess. Eric, however, takes pity on Snow White and teaches her unique skills in the art of war. Now, with the aid of several dwarves and her childhood love Prince William, Snow White begins a powerful revolution to kill her stepmother.
From what I was expecting I thought that I would be disappoint with the final result but the movie ended up being a good surprise for me and it shows that Kristen Stewart is able to care a movie outside of Twilight and could possible become a better actress when the series comes to end. I think that if the movie interests you you should definitely check it.
8 out of 10
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