I went to see a pre-premier of Snow White and the Huntsman
last weekend and wanted to let you know what I thought. Beware of SPOILERS! I’ll post the details in the invisible font.
Let me start by saying: It was totally AWESOME!!! Really THE must-see movie of the summer! The action scenes were spectacular and the special effects were stunning! The acting was phenomenal as well. Especially Charlize. She was perfect in the role.
Kristen did also fantastic work as Snow White. There were a few moment where I was taken out of the story slightly because I had trouble seeing past ‘Kristen Stewart’ to see Snow White, if you know what I mean. But I think she puts so much of herself into the roles she takes on, that you can actually see both at the same time. And although the critics label that as ‘bad acting’, I don’t see it that way at all. The fact that she puts so much of herself into it is what makes her such a great actor in my opinion. It gives her characters dept and grounds them in reality, makes them relatable. But that’s just a sideline. As I said they were only a few small moments and it could have been completely my fault. I’m such a huge fan of Kristen that I might have been more focused on her than on the story. I’ll have to see it again to be sure. (Which is a pretty good excuse to go again, right?
There was one scene that stood out to me which Kristen completely owned! Inv: It’s the scene after Snow White wakes up from being poisoned with the apple. She’s coming out of the church in this white gown and stands in the middle of the completely dark colored crowd. (Props to the director of photography for this scene!) She starts giving this amazing, inspirational speech that I couldn’t even follow completely. And… just… WOW! You really see the scared, innocent, insecure Snow White becoming the queen and leader she was born to be. She encourages the men to fight and stand up to Ravenna (the evil queen). And when she screams: “Who’s with me?!” (Very Braveheart, btw.) I wanted to jump out of my seat, scream: “I am!”, mount my horse and pull my sword. LOL And when everyone bowed down for her… I’ll admit. I cried.
Charlize, Chris and Sam. Chris as the huntsman and Sam as the prince were amazing. I loved how we got a little background on them and they didn’t just show up. They were real characters with real motivations.
MAJOR SPOILER: And then the huntsman is the one who wakes Snow White up with a kiss!! (Chris completely owned that scene, btw.) Talk about plot twists! But I guess I could see it coming. The signs were there. And Kristen and Chris have great chemistry on screen.
Charlize was absolute perfection as the queen. She gave me the shills in every scene she was in. The one scene that stands out is also in one of the trailers. It’s where she screams: “Where is she!” I literally shrunk back in my seat. That blew me away! Such a powerful scene. But she also gave the queen a heart with the background story. And especially at the end you really sympathize with her. I was kind of bummed that I didn’t get to see her say the lines: “Lips red as blood. Hair black as night. Bring me your heart, my dear, dear Snow White.” I love that line! But I guess it doesn’t really work in the movie. It’s great for the trailer though.
Other props go to the costume department: I loved the black feathered cloak of the queen and Snow White’s dress is very pretty with the almost hidden pieces of red in the sleeves. Also the special effects department did fantastic work. The action sequences were amazing, but I really loved –inv: the sanctuary where the fairies live! It’s so beautiful! And those fairies are sooooo cute!! I just don’t have words to describe it. It was my favorite part of the movie.
Oh and let’s not forget about the dwarfs! They were awesome! I really liked Gus! - Inv: He’s so cute with his little crush on Snow White. Why did he have to die!
I think that’s it for now… The point being: Go watch it if you have the chance! You won’t regret it.