Blog #142: Movie Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman is yet another retelling of a classic fairytale that changes the damsel in distress into the hero.  It’s a very enjoyable movie, but with an unsatisfying ending.

Spoilers ahead.

First off, this must be said.  In the Twilight movies, Kristen Stewart plays a girl devoid of personality who is in love with two guys, one who feels he is dangerous to her and one who is hell bent on saving her.  In Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart plays a girl who is devoid of personality who is in love with two guys, one who feels he is dangerous to her and one who is hell bent on saving her.  Oh yes, she also plays a corpse who rises from the dead in both.

I’m uncertain if Snow White was written to be like Bella Swan or if that is simply the only character Kristen Stewart knows how to play.

Aside from the rather disturbing Twilight connections and Kristen Stewart’s dismal acting, this was a really enjoyable movie.  Chris “Thor” Hemsworth plays the Huntsman, a man haunted by the death of his wife.  Charlize Theron is wonderful as the evil queen, and Sam Spruell does nice job as Finn, the Queen’s brother and henchman.

The story is fairly straightforward.  The Queen tricks the King into marrying her.  She kills him on their wedding night, takes over the kingdom, and imprisons Snow White.  Years later, when the Queen’s mirror tells her to consume Snow White’s heart, Snow White escapes.  The Queen sends the Huntsman after Snow White, but when it becomes obvious that the Queen has no intention of keeping her bargain, the Huntsman reluctantly helps Snow White escape.

Snow White meets up with the dwarfs and William, the Duke’s son who she grew up with.  The Queen tricks her into eating the poison apple and she apparently dies.  William’s kiss does not revive her, but later the Huntsman’s does.  Snow White leads the battle against the Queen and the Queen is destroyed.  It ends with Snow White being crowned Queen, but apparently not being with either William or the Huntsman.  This is my real problem.  Snow White is a love story as much as anything else, yet at the end, I’m not sure she even knew it was the Huntsman’s kiss that saved her.

It was an enjoyable movie, but nothing spectacular.  It could have been so much better with a few changes, like having the love story actually go somewhere.

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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4 Responses to Blog #142: Movie Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

  1. Launa says:

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  2. Berna Menzel says:

    kirsten stewart looks really great on the movie Snow White and the Huntstman. she is really beautiful and i love her.;

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  3. lmb3 says:

    @TaDeey,

    Now that they have given the go ahead for a sequel, it seems like they may have planned to leave it in question. It’s clear that the Huntsman is her true love, but she may not know that, so it’s a good place to start a sequel.

  4. TaDeey says:

    hmm im having the same problem understanding who she ended up with…

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