Snow White and the Huntsman Review

So here at UK Twilight we thought seeing as SWatH is out tomorrow we might as well post a snippet of a review from HeyUGuys blog to tell you how fab the film is and make you want to go and see it even more!  So here you go!

A few years ago, it seemed that re-imagined fairy tales were set to take over cinemas in the same way superhero films did at the end of the nineties. Countless projects were touted, but when the bid for cinematic domination began, the opening shots fell short.

Alice in Wonderland may have made a decent haul at the box office, helped by an Avatar-inspired curiosity about 3D, but it was one of the worst films of 2010 – which is saying something considering that was also the year of The Wolfman, Clash of the Titans and Gulliver’s Travels – while last year’s Red Riding Hood was, amazingly, even worse – an insipid Twilight knock-off that was a combination of incomprehensible story, penny-pinching production design and terrible, lazy performances. And then there was Beastly – the less said about which, the better.

And so we come to this year’s effort, Snow White and the Huntsman. The signs weren’t great – a story by a first time screenwriter, quickly turned around by a first time director, and the producer of Alice in Wonderland, starring an actress whose primary claim to fame is to have spent the last four years chewing her face off whilst lusting after Robert Pattinson. Strangely though, while Snow White and the Huntsman should be rubbish, it’s not. Quite the opposite, it’s sort of terrific…

Don’t be put off by the fact that they didn’t love RRH, they’re are correct – it was a little too Twilight influenced, right?  And whilst it sounds like they aren’t Kristens biggest fans they actually rate her performance in SWatH.  “What’s particularly impressive is how flawless her accent is…”  they are impressed.  They go on to say…

“Stewart is sufficiently divisive anyway, that her presence will likely upset some viewers, but if you can get over the Twilight baggage, she’s actually rather good, and certainly holds her own against Theron. In all, it’s well worth a watch.”

To read the rest of the review, and we recommend that you do,  head over to HeyUGuys, then go to see the film yourself and send us your reviews!

 

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