SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN Review

Everyone knows the story of Snow White but you’ve never seen an interpretation quite like this!

Snow White (Kristen Stewart) is thrown into a tower, after her evil step mother, Queen Ravena (Charlize Theron) kills her father and takes over the Kingdom. When Snow White escapes from the tower, she finds out that she not only has to save herself, but it is up to her to save the whole kingdom from Queen Ravena’s evil reign!

It is hard to believe that Snow White and the Huntsman is director’s Rupert Sanders debut feature. He has delivered one of the best fairy tale action films you will see.

While most of this film is dark in tone and in appearance, it is beautifully filmed and there are light hearted moments to balance the intense moments throughout the film.

There are many action scenes which never get boring as they all have a purpose. None are thrown in for gratuitous reasons and Sanders handles the one to one combat as well as the grand battle scenes with such ease.

The performances Sanders has elicited from his cast are outstanding. Charlize Theron is a stand out. Getting the evil balance right is often tricky for an actor. If Theron went too far with her wickedness it could have quickly turned camp, but she knew where that line was and she went all the way up to it but didn’t cross it. Her portrayal of Queen Ravena is wickedly evil, and it’s fun to see her utter those famous lines, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”

The answer to that of course is Snow White. It’s great to see Kristen Stewart finally having the chance to show the world that she can act. There’s not one moany, annoying aspect to her character of Snow White. She is strong, fierce and noble, as well as being beautiful. One thing Stewart can’t seem to get away from though are love triangles. Just like in Twilight, in Snow White and the Hunstman, she is involved in another love triangle!

Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman is one of the men in that love triangle. His career is going from strength to strength and with each film he is cementing his leading man status!

While we are all familiar with the story of Snow White you will still be on the edge of your seat wondering what’s going to happen next. Snow White and the Huntsman is the perfect blockbuster to kick off the summer blockbuster season!

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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