Snow White and the Huntsman 2012 4 out of 10
I was really looking forward to finally seeing this movie. In the year of the battling Snow White films and show......this looked like it would be the most exciting of the bunch. The Julia Roberts movie doesn't even look watchable....Once Upon a Time had a really strong Season 1 -but seems to be hitting a 2nd Season slump. This was the big epic Snow White adventure from the producers of Alice in Wonderland.....and I can firmly say for me a real big disappointment.
First of all Kristen Stewart as Snow White is one of the worst miscasting in recent movie history. Not since Keanu Reeves bad British surfer dude accent in Bram Stoker's Dracula has someone been so miscast. I know she is popular from the Twilight movies (which after this I will probably never see) ---but she in no way is a good choice for Snow White. She has no screen presence at all and looks like she should be passed out in the background of some druggy movie instead of playing the lead character in Snow White. She added absolutely nothing to the movie with her lackluster performance. Charlize Theron on the other hand was excellent and in a better movie would have carried the film, unfortunately this film suffered from a dull pointless plot and uninteresting action sequences mixed in between random acid trip scenes in the dark forest. The only good segment was the scene with the Troll.
This was definitely not the Snow White you remember from your childhood. I don't remember the Shattering black crystal army or Dwarves with Mohawks or the magic Gong? The movie was like a poorly executed Krull rather than a big budget Snow White.
Magic Gong on the wall who is the fairest of them all the queen asks of the liquid gold Terminator? I nearly cried at the death of Gus the Dwarf.......Gus ...you remember him for Snow White don't you? There was Grumpy and Dopey and Gus.....right??? The only Gus I know is the Mule that used to kick field goals in some old Disney movie.
Chris Hemsworth who has a chance to the next big thing in action movies coming off of Thor, The Avengers and Cabin in the Woods is also wasted in the this poorly crafted fantasy film. I guess the director was too busy banging Kristen Stewart to make a good movie with a plot that flowed or made sense. (Spoiler---it is his true love's kiss that wakes Snow White---a plot point that is quickly forgotten and never returned to).
This movie just really disappointed and only made me long to watch the best of Fantasy movies ---The Lord of the Rings trilogy again. It made me want to see how a Fantasy film should be done again ---well I wait for the Hobbit to come out. Fairest of them all? Stick with the Classic Disney animated feature instead of this Fantasy adventure wannabe.