* Jacquelyn Frank: Author Override | UTC Reviews
Saturday, 2 June 2012
Movie Review: Snow White & The Huntsman
This film reminded me of a fast food meal, all brightly coloured and prettily packaged with it's high profile cast of stars and mouth waterilngly well advertised with a few well chosen scenes cut into its trailer but when you actually go to the meal what you actually find is deflated and with very little meat to get your teeth into and nutriously void. That was this film. Where was the action I was promised? The romance? The menace and the tension, the topless Chris Hemsworth (okay that might have been a hopeful fantasy on my part...) that all the trailers promised?
In reality this film took a long time to start seeming to set up an exciting story to come, which never came to fruitation. Instead we had to watch Kristen Stewart slog through all her scenes with all the charisma of a muddy stick. I found myself on the side of Charlize Theron the evil queen at least she showed a little emotion and lets face it, who doesn't want to get rid of Kristen Stewart? As for Chris Hemsworth, despite the size of my crush on him he just kind of seemed pointless to the film, he never seemed to really do anything but stand there looking ruggedly handsome getting my pulse going and swing his axe around now and then.
In a nutshell, it was hugely disapointing, maybe it would have been better if it had someone with more screen presence such as Ellen Page playing Snow White, or maybe not... the story it self was slow and just consisted of them going to one place to another without much happening in between. The most exciting part of this performance for me was seeing the trailer for Magic Mike before the film began, from there it was all down hill.