Movie Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

Recently, one of my friends posting on this blog commented that she especially enjoyed my reviews of “movies with hunky men in them.” As it happens, I’ve seen a couple of those lately! So…here’s the review I posted at Amazon of Snow White and the Huntsman, starring that hunk among hunks, Chris Hemsworth, as the Huntsman….

Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Two out of Three Gave a Good Performance!, November 12, 2012
This review is from: Snow White and the Huntsman (Extended Edition) (DVD)

I didn’t see this movie in the theaters. I didn’t buy the DVD. I rented it. With Kristen Stewart in one of the lead roles, I was skeptical as to how good it could possibly be. I guess a pretty face is enough for a few moviegoers, but most of us expect more.

So many reviewers have already gone into the details of the story here, I won’t add to that. Instead, I’ll stick to what I think works and doesn’t work about the film overall.

What works: Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. Both are outstanding actors portraying complex, interesting characters–but their talents are wasted here. Stewart is an albatross around their necks–as one reviewer here noted, Hemsworth seemed to be pleading in his scenes with her for something, anything for him to work with. Both he and Theron have to carry her in every scene they share.

Stewart has one facial expression, even in her “death” scene. She always looks constipated. Acting must be a painful process for her. I can only hope if there’s a sequel, it will be focused on the Huntsman, as has been rumored. I could also see a film delving into Ravenna’s past–the glimpses of her childhood in the film were intriguing.


10 responses

  1. Same here, Carla!

    There's a review at Amazon…a guy who got it because his ten-year-old daughter wanted it. He watched it with her, assuming she was a Kristen Stewart fan–only to discover it was Chris Hemsworth she wanted to see!

  2. Yea !
    Movie review time !
    I wanted to see this movie till I found out constipated girl was in it. I love that name, see I used it !
    I used to call her the unwashed dirty hair girl but your name is way better. I will now use it forever.
    The film looks beautiful but I refused to pay to see it in the theaters. I now have it on my Netflix list.
    I really haven't seen Chris Hemsworth in anything but photo shoot. He seems to scowl in lots of his photo but if I had to work with constipated girl I might scowl lots too !
    Happy your calling me one of your friends, made me smile this morning.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Never heard of Hemsworth. Don't hate me for my limited knowledge of hunky-ness. I do think the ravishing Theron shouldn't always play wicked roles even though she's great in them. Like you said, wasting her talent. Great review.

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