Saturday, January 18, 2014
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
IMDb plot summary: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
Directed by Rupert Sanders. Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron.
Well, this was an awful movie. For starters, it looks awful. It's drab and gray and ugly. Nothing in this gritty reboot looks pretty or beautiful, although some of the special effects are kind of cool. For another thing, the acting is pretty dang bad. Kristen Stewart is truly terrible and even a good actress like Charlize Theron doesn't manage to pull anything good out of her role. And for a third thing, the script is AWFUL. So many ridiculous moments, horrendous attempts at comic relief, ludicrous plot points... There's just nothing redeemable about this movie, unless you enjoy snarking at it. (Which I suppose I did. But even then, it drags on and on.) 0.5 stars.
Flickchart: #1734 out of 1992, below Deliverance and above Yours, Mine & Ours (2005).
Buy a digital copy on Amazon for $9.99.