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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  1 June 2012 (USA)
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In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.



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Snow White, imprisoned daughter of the late king, escapes just as the Magic Mirror declares her the source of the Evil Queen's immortality. The Queen sends her men, led by a local huntsman, to bring her back. But upon her capture, the huntsman finds he's being played and turns against the Queen's men, saving Snow White in the process. Meanwhile, Snow's childhood friend, William, learns that she is alive and sets off to save her. Written by G.C. Bendixen

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The Fairytale is Over

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 June 2012 (USA)  »

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$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,217,700 (USA) (1 June 2012)


$155,111,815 (USA) (31 August 2012)

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Director Rupert Sanders' insistence on realism in scale meant minimal miniature model work. The huge castle in the enchanted forest, for example, took 6 months to construct. The gigantic trebuchet, consisting of a metal skeleton interior and wooden exterior, weighed 6.5 tons. See more »


During the battle between Ravenna and Snow, Snow's face hits a stone step slab and you see a burst lip, yet a few scenes later, the burst lip has vanished. See more »


[first lines]
The Huntsman: [narration] Once upon a time, in deep winter, a queen was admiring the falling snow, when she saw a rose blooming in defiance of the cold. Reaching for it she pricked her finger and three drops of blood fell. And because the red seemed so alive against the white she thought, "If only I had a child as white as snow, lips as red as blood, hair as black as a raven's wings, and all with the strength of that rose." Soon after a daughter was born to the queen and was named Snow White.
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Written by June Tabor and Maddy Prior
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All in all a big disappointment!
10 June 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Very poor performance from Kristen Stewart. She keeps looking as if she is sitting on the toilet and doesn't convince nor captivate the audience in many scenes. At one point in the movie she gave the men a pep talk, one of the worst ever! Almost all her dialogues are poor and unconvincing.

The only thing that kind of kept me in the audience were the funny dwarfs. Also the CGI was pretty nice. But the bottom line remains, acting is the most important and especially that of the leading role...

Apart from Kristen, the other actors were OK, but unfortunately not enough to save the movie.

All in all a big disappointment!

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