In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart plays the iconic Snow White — the only person fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron), who is out to destroy her. Chris Hemsworth is the huntsman that aspires to save her.
Too bad he can’t save this bloated film. I’d like to trim it by about 30 (long) minutes.
The film looks ravishing, but there's no heart in this grim re-imagining of the famous story. Ironically, a lot of the heartlessness rests with Snow White. Master of the single-expression, Kristen Stewart, was terribly miscast as an actress. I mean, terribly miscast as an actress who can play a woman whose heart is so pure that it will bring life to the doomed land.
Charlize has a delightful time in this role, and her scenes are unforgettable. It’s a shame the rest of the film is such a bad, rotten apple.
Simply put: Definitely not the fairest version of them all. But Charlize Theron, as the evil Queen, is.
Award potential: Should be on the long list for Best Costume Design.
The ten buck review: Not worth ten bucks.