I can honestly say that before I saw SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, I had never seen a Kristen Stewart movie. Of course, I’d heard of her being in some trilogy based on books. I think vampires were involved, but I had almost always heard bad things about her. Girl’s got a bad rap. The biggest complaint I hear about Kristen Stewart is that she doesn’t look happy enough or always looks awkward. Honestly, who wouldn’t feel awkward on television in front of millions of people, being asked the same questions for the billionth time? Really, let’s cut the girl some slack.
I had high expectations for Snow White after seeing the trailer but wasn’t sure what to expect as far as the two leads. Now, I’ve seen THE AVENGERS 6 times and while I think Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has some great lines, I wasn’t a fan of his stand-alone movie that came out. So again, I wasn’t sure how the two actors together would be.
The film is visually stunning. It’s dark and shadowy when it should be; bright and delightful at other times. Kristen’s pale skin and dark hair made the perfect contrast and in fact, I think her acting was pretty good considering that it was light on the dialog. I actually really enjoyed it, especially when she befriended the dwarves! (<—spoiler!) Chris Hemsworth played a Thor from another world. He’s really muscular and can beat people up. Plus, he looks good doing it. But by far the best actor of the bunch was Charlize Theron. She was so creepy that it freaked me out. The last film I saw her in was YOUNG ADULT and this film shows that her range is huge.
For the visuals only, it’s worth seeing on the big screen. So take a gander this weekend and keep it on top of MIB for another week because we all know how I felt about MIB 3.