In this spectacular action-adventure, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) is Snow White, the only woman in the land fairer than the evil queen Ravenna (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron). Ravenna wants nothing more than to destroy her young rival, but she doesn’t know that Show White has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) the queen dispatched to kill her. Together with a handsome prince (Sam Claflin) enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power, they assemble an armed force to recapture the kingdom. This breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders is, in the words of Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV, “A film that soars with creativity, stylistic genius and amazing battle scenes.”
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I have to say that this is not the fairytale I knew as a child. A far cry from Disney’s 1938 animated classic. A heroic, yet twisted spin on the story of Snow White, filled with action and beautifully filmed scenes. Dark, yet not too dark. Suspenseful and exciting enough that I forgot I already knew what was going to happen.
I really enjoyed this movie. The characters are perfectly cast, and have great chemistry between them. Not a bad performance in the bunch! Kristen Stewart is a great choice as Snow White, proving she can hold her own, and deliver a strong performance. As does Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman, yet it’s Charlize Theron that steals a lot of this movie. Her outstanding and powerful performance as evil queen Ravenna seeking youth and beauty – is nearly flawless.
My only negative comment on this movie is the casting of non dwarf men to portray dwarfs. Not that the actors did a bad job, I just found it strange and a little distracting.
The movie is so interesting and action packed it just flew by for me. Even watching the extended version.
This is not a perfect movie, but definitely a movie I’m happy to add to our family collection. I know we’ll enjoy watching it again, and with friends.
Also, we had a great time checking out the Blu-ray extras!
My favorite is “Around the Kingdom: 360° Set Tour”. It’s an interactive feature that allows you to take a tour of the set. Director Rupert Sanders provides a brief introduction to each of the sets that you can visit. You can then use the arrows on your remote control to view the parts of the set you wish to see.”
This is so cool and so much fun! I think we played around with it for almost an hour.
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I received a Blu-ray Combo copy of this release for the purpose of this blog post. No monetary payment has been received. Opinions expressed are honest and my own.