Snow White & the Huntsman (Extended Edition)HD
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About the Movie
From the Producer of Alice in Wonderland comes a special Extended Edition of the visionary movie that turned a legendary tale into an action-adventure epic. The evil Queen Ravenna (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron) will rule forever if she can take the life of Snow White (Kristen Stewart), so she dispatches the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to track her down. But the wicked ruler never imagined that the Huntsman would train the girl to become a brave warrior, skilled in the art of war. Filled with intense battles and spectacular visual effects that “shouldn’t be missed” – Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV, Snow White & the Huntsman - Extended Edition includes more thrilling action not seen in theaters.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 221
- Fresh: 107
- Rotten: 114
- Average Rating: 5.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Theron gives the picture some spine. As Snow White, Kristen Stewart supplies the heart.
Rotten: Is this movie trying to be "Excalibur" or "My Little Pony"?
Fresh: "Snow White and the Huntsman," a solemn but mostly savvy rewrite, is a welcome upgrade.
Rotten: Fails to realize the full potential of its ambitiously dark vision.
A FAIRY TALE ADAPTATION THAT (MOSTLY) GETS IT RIGHT
After the disappointingly bland reception of "Mirror Mirror", it would be interesting to see how director Rupert Sanders would round out the battle of the 2012 Snow White film adaptations. From one view of the trailer, "Snow White and the Huntsman" seemed like a vastly superior movie in nearly every way. The darker tone, the tension-filled narrative, the beautiful cinematography, nearly everything just felt right about it. So a few friends and I decided to see the movie on opening weekend, hoping to watch an action-packed, marvelously crafted fantasy-adventure of near epic proportions. And in the end, we weren't disappointed. Aside from the occasional missteps here and there, "Huntsman" actually holds up surprisingly well for the most part. Let's start out with the acting, which is sort of a mixed bag. At the top, you have Charlize Theron as the Queen. Easily the best actor in the entire film, she handles her evil character with remarkable grace and complete authenticity, presenting one of the most convincing and intimidating portrayals of any villain in modern cinema. In the middle of the acting scale, there's Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman, who makes for a genuinely entertaining addition to the cast, and some of the seven dwarfs (those played by Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, and Nick Frost). That pretty much only leaves Kristen Stewart at the very bottom of the heap, and unfortunately, she ends up dragging most of the cast down with her. Her overwhelmingly solemn portrayal of Snow White is so clunky and unconvincing, it makes Lily Collins' effort look nearly Oscar-worthy by comparison. Not to mention the majority of her terribly written dialogue can be painful to sit through. But beyond that one regrettable casting choice, there's still a lot more worth praising about this adaptation. The epic score by James Newton Howard is consistently thrilling and only rarely stops to take a breath. The imagery is even more of an incredible experience, from the gorgeous set designs of the castle to the brilliant animation of the mythical creatures that inhabit the Dark Forest. As for the script, it's mostly well-balanced enough to hold up on its own, but it can still be a bit confusing to follow at times. Another slight problem is the pacing, which tends to skip over developing characters and patching up plot holes in favor of nonstop fantasy action. But other than that, I can't really think of any issues worth noting. On its own, "Snow White and the Huntsman" stands out as an enchantingly dark take on the classic Grimm Brothers tale, with only a few flaws along the way. The visuals are delightful, the music is magnificent, and Theron's performance as the Queen is simply magnetic. Overall, it's a great flick to watch if you love fairy tales with a mature edge. I suggest renting it at least one time.
THIS IS THE EPIC VERSION OF SNOW WHITE
I had a really fun time with this movie. My expectations were high and I got exactly what i wanted. Kristen Stewart did a fantastic job. I wasn't sure if she could pull it off. She surprised me. Charlize Theron, One of my favorite actresses of all time. She was PERFECT for the role of the queen. Would not want to get on her bad side. Chris Hemsworth. I liked his role ok. His part of the story is interesting. Action was great, has a creepy feel to it, amazing special effects, cool story. There could of been more of a connection with snow white and the huntsman. I didn't feel any love between the two of them. Overall this is a definite buy.
Kristen Stewart at her best!!
I'm not a big fan of Kristen Stewart but she was pretty good in this movie! I really liked this movie but, it just seemed short to me. All in all great flick, can't wait for the 2nd one to come out!
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2012
- © 2012 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.