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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Such high expectations, such a great disappointment
So the directors of Snow White and the Huntsman sat down, and asked themselves... What are we going to get if we throw together a ton of special effects, lots of slow motion scenery scenes, elements from Narnia, Bridge to Terabithia and Lord of The Rings and every fairy tale in existence, constant screaming from the evil witch, no facial emotion from Snow White, terrible dialog and absolutely no plot whatsoever? You're right! THIS! BRILLIANT. LET'S GET DOWN TO IT!
It had tremendous potential. I repeat, it really, really did have potential. Hemsworth and Theron would have created a perfect dynamic as leading cast if their roles were challenged just that bit more. The effects were great and the scenery shots were excellent. However, there was too much of everything and too little of all that would have made it even remotely special. Besides, I don't believe that this role fit Steward at all. It would have wanted someone much more spirited, emotional and passionate. There were parts when I wanted to shake her from her constant wooden expression, but then I remembered Twilight and shut up.
Everyone's acting throughout the film was either wooden or over the top. Theron simply screamed out every line while Hemsworth hulk-smashed his way through the props. And then - the hodgepodge of every single fantasy film mixed up in one. Trolls, elves, poisonous gases, deadly forests, Aslan...I mean - a magical deer, Snow White's magical recovery from being locked up for 20 years in a tiny cell to being able to leap and run and fight overnight... I could go on forever.
And so many dialogs and scenes that were unfinished even if they had a great start. Not to mention that the ending disagreed with me enough to give me indigestion.
I mean, fairytale by all means, but no. Just no. Too many cooks spoil the broth, they say no?
Or quite possibly I've watched too much Game of Thrones and was expecting the same elegance and beauty.