Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Slow White and the Hot Huntsman

I had super high hopes for Snow White and the Hunstman. I'm not a fan of Kristen Stewart, she tends to ruin everything she's in, in my ever so humble opinion, but I thought the movie looked like a winner, nonetheless.

We were so excited to see the movie that we ventured out on opening night, something I rarely do. I, along with many friends had been looking forward to this movie for about a year, my sister was in town and it seemed like a good excuse for margaritas and a movie.

What a snooze fest. Charlize Theron, I thought did an amazing job. She yelled a lot and seemed bored during parts, but all in all, played a great villian-ess. Kstew was pretty much Bella with a sometimes accent. The choice for Hunstman was yummy and I could eat him up, but didn't really care for William.

We all know the story of Snow White, so this adaptation needed to do something to keep the momentum going, it didn't. It was slow and so many of the scenes with Kstew threw me back to the scenes she ruined in the Twilight movies.
  • Getting tossed around by the wicked queen: See Ballet Studio with Bad Vampire, James
  • Being poisoned by the apple: See Venom spreading after James the Vampire bit her. 
  • Laying in the grass: See Meadow Scene
  • Laying in a poisoned apple coma: See Vampire Transition from Breaking Dawn
  • The queen making her watch while her guard died: See Volturi in Eclipse with Edward getting tossed around. 
She wakes up from a slumber, never acknowledging who laid down "Loves One True Kiss." Didn't she care who actually woke her up? She goes on to "inspire" an entire village with a speech so lacking in enthusiasm, she would be hard pressed to inspire the cast of Biggest Loser to eat a pizza.

Also, there should have been some sex. When a Hunstman rips your dress to pieces, some sexy time better follow. That "chemistry" went absolutely nowhere.

On the positive, the scenery, costumes and visuals were pretty stunning.

Have you seen the movie? What did you think?

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