Bottom Line: Going revisionist medieval-goth on The Brothers Grimm, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN simultaneously succeeds in dazzling with spectacle and dulling with an overly long, incoherent story. It’s the dark, foreboding, unmemorable slab-o-beef ‘yin’ to Julia Roberts’ saccharine-sweet, kiddy-friendly, more enjoyable, MIRROR MIRROR ‘yang’ (this year’s earlier Snow White movie). …and charismatically dwarfed by the much fairer, wonderfully wicked Charlize Theron - Kristen Stewart (the ‘star’ of the movie) wastes a full two hours mustering up only enough star wattage to power a key chain mini flashlight. Visually stunning yet virtually charm-free to the core, this K-Stew bad apple nearly spoils the whole bunch.
Starring: Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Running time: 127 minutes
Story: Snow White and the Huntsman is a new take on the classic fairy tale which features an expanded role for the Huntsman. In the fairy tale, he is ordered to take Snow White into the woods and kill her, but instead lets her go. In the new take, the Huntsman is not a love interest but acts more as a mentor, teaching Snow White to fight and survive. (Universal Pictures)