Movie – Snow White And The Huntsman [REVIEW] – The Fairytale Is Over

IMDB Rating: 6,1/10
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Director: Rupert Sanders
Writer: Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron


After reviewing the original movie, this is a blockbuster version of the Snow White which is told in a twisty fairy tale. Snow White And The Huntsman is not really a Snow White movie in general where we see happiness, singing, good side always wins, and so on. In this alternative version, Snow White is told with a grim tale and characters that are not stereotyped with the original story. The original story is also deflected lightly and more focused on the action than what is in its original version. The stars such as Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Bob Hoskins, Nick Frost, Sam Claflin, and friends. Initially, this movie is just a fancy representation from the trailer even be compared with Lord Of The Rings. However, what I only get is not from the expectations but the things that I think are less than the story and the deepening of the characters.

“Snow White And The Huntsman,” tells about Snow White (Kristen Stewart), locked in by the daughter of the late king, the evil queen’s Ravenna (Charlize Theron) and obscured what magic mirrors say that Snow White will someday destroy her existence of the evil queen. The queen sends her men, led by a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to bring her back. But at the time of her capture, the huntsman finds himself mocked by the queen where he also right sides with Snow White. Meanwhile, Snow White’s childhood friend William (Sam Claflin) knows that she’s still alive and is trying to save her.

Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

This version of Snow White attracts more attention for adult audiences. The story which presented isn’t much different from the original version though it still has the same premise about Snow White, the queen, the magic mirror, the dwarfs, and the Huntsman. Snow White And The Huntsman wants to tell us some of the powers ​​that we want to bear with the director, Rupert Sanders. Snow White in this movie is described as a tough warrior girl that doesn’t look like in the original movie. For me, this is more like a social degree where women can be ahead of men. The imperial background described focuses more on the social issue as well as the reality and fiction, there is no happiness there. Everything is only threatened and dominated by one person only. The huntsman character doesn’t look like the original, where the animated version does not focus too much on this character. In this film, the director wants to communicate that love doesn’t see from the class or whatever it is because the fact that love is blind and no one knows what is inside us if we fall in love. Speaking of the actresses and actors, I think the critics are more appreciative of Charlize Theron’s smooth acting in this movie. Her acting at Mad Max: Fury Road is arguably the best in my opinion even though this movie hasn’t existed after 3 years. Her acting is good but the scenario for her character is bad and I don’t like it. But, I’m also paying attention to her.

Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Kristen Stewart is like all the other movies that she starring, showing no emotion at all in the emotion of revenge, sadness, fear, and happiness, it’s just a poker face for her. Chris Hemsworth is pretty good in this movie although his Thor character is not lost here he failed to get everything. He didn’t show his character so much that he didn’t put too much hope for the script even though the movie itself was about “the Huntsman.” Sometimes, this movie looks like a Tim Burton movie in general that displays a dark and beautiful setting at the same time. For the action scene, not too much presented either at the beginning or at the end of the movie. The pace is bad which made it all feels boring at the beginning such as a Snow White rescue scene that’s too long, a plot holes from some of the unresolved characters as to why Snow White’s mother died, and there are so many scenes that waste time, for example, the troll scene and the village raids which I don’t think are so meaningful. The ending is not very clear even a small information after what happens because it just goes that way. It could be, there is something to be carried by the director as well but to no avail. But I was never bored to see all the beauty of the fantasy world created by Rupert Sanders and the music from James Newton and Howard that supported the whole scene.


Overall, Snow White And The Huntsman is not as bad as critics think. For me, there are still many weaknesses in this film such as the character is not too expanded, the scenario is bad for the characters, the plot holes and the scene is still anti-climactic, and I think some need to be removed. The pace is a bit slow making some people leave the cinema. In conclusion, I love the world made by the director which is a little charming to look at.

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