By Adam Rolseth
“Snow White and the Huntsman” is a dark and gloomy version of the children’s fairytale, and follows Snow White, the Huntsman, and the seven dwarfs on an amazing adventure throughout a giant, beautiful, medieval land, as they seek vengeance on the evil queen.
The film is directed by newcomer Rupert Sanders, is written by Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini, and stars Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman, Charlize Theron as the evil Queen Ravenna, and Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Nick Frost and Sam Claflin.
The acting in this movie was very good, but the show-stealer is, of course, Theron. I knew that she would be absolutely terrific as the Queen, and she was just that. She was so terrifically evil in this film, and I really forgot it was her.
The rest of the acting was very good as well, especially from the dwarfs, who were actually funny and entertaining this time around, unlike the ones in “Mirror Mirror.”
The action in this film was just amazing. Every battle was breathtakingly suspenseful, and had me on the edge of my seat. The cinematography in this movie was also great, every shot looked amazing and felt very realistic. You really feel like you’re right there on the battlefield with the characters.
That brings me to another great feature that this movie has to offer – the special effects. The special effects in this movie were honestly the best I have seen all year, and are, as of right now, in the front-running for the Oscar next year. There are several set pieces that take place in areas like a forest, a beach, or even a plain old castle that just look beautiful in every meaning of the word.
I was honestly very surprised by how much I loved this movie. The only real flaw I can think of at the moment is the running time. It’s just a little too long at 127 minutes, but that didn’t even really affect me.
Overall, I give “Snow White and the Huntsman: a 4 out of 5.
Adam Rolseth is a teen movie reviewer and regular guest contributor to SWRNN.