This movie gets: ♥♥♥ out of 5
Rarely do I cough up the cash to see a movie in the big theater–I’m simply too spoiled by the $3 local haunts, where you can score cheap pizza and a beverage to go along with your flick, to bother.
Two things convinced me to drop the buck for Snow White and the Huntsman: a crush on Chris Hemsworth the size of our national debt, and a tiny spark of hope that Kristen Stewart could still act after the Twilight movies seemed to have sucked out her soul.
Perhaps Charlize Theron’s immortal Queen character had already gotten to her before filming started.
In the crafting of the brilliant visual artwork of Snow White, the story and screenplay were, unfortunately, left undeveloped. I could go on and on about the textures, the color themes, the keen costumes, the visual metaphors–but does any of that stuff really matter when the dialogue falls flat? When most of the main characters’ lines sound rehearsed, forced, and joyless?
It’s as if the actors had no fun at all making this movie. (more…)