Snow White and the Huntsman is the second Snow White movie to be released in two months. Its runtime is more than two hours with shaky camera work. It has a numbing score by James Newton Howard and a couple of scenes that are inspired by Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. The costumes used in the movie are done marvelously by Academy Award Winner Colleen Atwood, who also made the costumes for Alice in Wonderland.
Snow White and the Huntsman is boring, not suspenseful, and unoriginal. Charlize Theron looks good as the evil Queen Ravenna. She looks like a cross of Cruella de Vil and Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest. Kristen Stewart plays the lead role Snow White, who spends a lot of time in a coma. Thor’s Chris Hemsworth is the Huntsman.
But the best thing about the movie is the seven dwarfs, who are played by the finest character actors in the showbiz industry. Among them are Ray Winstone, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Ian McShane, Eddie Marsan, and Nick Frost.
Snow White is said to be a feminist fable about how men utilize women for their beauty and then discard them after they age. The message doesn’t resonate in the movie. In Snow White and the Huntsman, Queen Ravenna is pitted against the princess daughter of her late husband King Magnus, who is played by Noah Huntley. The king was murdered by Ravenna in their wedding bed.
The plot of Snow White and the Huntsman follows that of the Grimm Brothers fairy tale. The Queen sends the Huntsman to get Snow White’s heart. The magic mirror looks like a chrome Grim Reaper who talks like Darth Vader. The movie has all the elements of the fairy tale, such as the poisoned apple, the kiss and the final battle. The movie is too long and is too tedious to watch.