Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) – Film Review

So, having revealed my enjoyment of Once Upon a Time and Grimm, it should come as no shock that I thoroughly enjoyed this retelling of the Snow White fairytale. I think it was marketed on the fact that it is a lot more kick-arse that the original, and it probably is. I can’t remember what happens in the story of Snow White once the prince kisses her and wakes her from her slumber.

There are a few faults. Some may say it’s PC gone mad, but I don’t understand why they didn’t use short-statured actors for the dwarves rather than using CGI to shrink down regular actors. I mean, they are great actors, Bob Hoskins, Ian McShane, Ray Winston. But, really? Whatever. It annoys me, that’s all. And I don’t get the appeal Kristen Stewart, although in the final scenes when she is seriously kicking butt, I thought she was not bad. But, for me, the film was totally made by Charlize Theron who plays the evil stepmother. Evil? She was magnificent. Some of this magnificence was certainly thanks to the awesome CGI effects, but I thought she was great.

Overall, the film had a bit of humour with a lot of stylized violence. That’s how I like it.

Snow White and the Huntsman was nominated for an Oscar for Visual Effects.