Snow White and the Huntsman Blu Ray/DVD Review

Like that other Snow White movie, it starts with a once upon a time, has a magical kiss, and oh yeah there’s an apple in there. But that’s where the similarities end. Snow White and the Huntsman is darkly fascinating, a world that has lost hope, and offering a twist to the story previously unseen.

The Evil Queen, Ravenna (Charlize Theron) is more than just a Queen obsessed with being the most beautiful. Her evil has become a necessity, the devouring of beauty and innocence a byproduct of her lust for revenge. Theron is over the top in her portrayal of Ravenna as her will has no end in the desire to kill Snow White(Kristen Stewart), which causes her to promise the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) the impossible when Snow White escapes into the Dark Forest, and the Huntsman is given a chance to be a hero when he takes up the role of protector, trying to deliver her to safety.

While the backdrop is absolutely amazing, and the special effects phenomenal, most of the plot points are so predictable that they utterly take away from the enjoyment of the storytelling. This fresh look at an old classic, certainly has it’s charms, and is worth taking a look at.

The Blu-rayTM and DVD are loaded with special features, including, A New Legend Is Born, Reinventing the Fairy Tale,  Citizens of the Kingdom, The Magic Of  Snow White and the Huntsman , Around the Kingdom: 360° Set Tour. Each feature gives you a behind the scene look, from conception, to film screen.  You can also hear director Rupert Sanders gush over the much overrated acting of Kristen Stewart, which seems a little wrong to hear now in light of their little scandal. But the Reinventing the Fairy Tale is a much watch for those interested in the German roots of the tale.

Snow White and the Huntsman is available on Blu-rayTM and DVD today.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the review! I missed this movie in theaters, so I've been rather curious now if I should check it out or not. I've been reading a lot of mixed reviews though, some good some bad, but all seem to be in agreeance about the scenery and Charlize Theron's acting. Some of my coworkers at DISH told me it wasn’t worth theater costs, so I'm glad it's out on DVD now so I can rent it before I spend the money on purchasing. I've added it to my Blockbuster @Home queue, so I will get it in the next couple of days! I'm looking forward to all those special features too! :)


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