Friday, June 01, 2012

Escape to the Movies: "Snow White & The Huntsman"

Not very good.

"Intermission" brings the hype.


18 comments:

David (The Pants) said...

Disappointing to hear; I wasn't psyched about this movie, but it looked good, especially after too many ads for Mirror Mirror.

The mirror-guy looks really cool, that moss-covered tortoise is sweet, but I guess Kristen Stewart had to be cast as "nothing" again. I might see this on Netflix.

Benne said...

Shame that Stewart seems to be the biggest weak link here. She's a better actor than the Twilight movies would have you believe, but maybe big-budget blockbusters is just out of her league--she's at her best in offbeat indies like Adventureland and The Runaways, and should probably stick to that.

biomechanical923 said...

In regard to your thoughts about G.I. Joe: I think the postponement of the movie was less about Taylor Kitsch, and more about not wanting to compete with other summer blockbuster titans, like The Avengers, and The Dark Knight Rises

Timothy Monforton said...

@biomechanical923
Do you mean Channing Tatum, not Taylor Kitsch?

biomechanical923 said...

@Tim
Yeah. My bad.

Sanunes said...

Since The Escapist is having fits right now, I think G. I. Joe has multiple reasons behind why he has been pulled and it could be like Bio said and they don't want to compete with the numbers that other summer movies might be generating. On the whole, I try to avoid too much information about what is going on in a movie, for I want to be surprised. I was trying to avoid the "reveal" of the villain for Star Trek 2, but now that I know who its going to be I have lost any interest in seeing it in theaters.

With Snow White and the Huntsman, I think they are looking for other sources then Comic Books with predefined stories and characters and right now they are looking at fairy tales, just like in the past and now they have used TV series, reboots of old movies, comic books, and other IPs to try and make a lot of money with spending as little as possible.

I really was hyped to see Snow White and the Huntsman when I heard Charlize Theron was going to be staring as the Wicked Witch, but lost all interest when Kristen Stewart was named to play the Snow White based character. I am not sure why, but when I see any movie she is in it feels like something is missing and I don't want to take a gamble on that again.

KevinCV said...

Sad thing is, my mom wants to see this for her birthday next week. I'm still trying to convince her that "The Avengers" will be more worthwhile, since she *ahem* liked what she saw in "Thor". Not only that, the Hulk is in it! I really don't wanna see this. I know, it's my mom and I should cater to her wishes. But dammit, I wanna see something that'll actually be worth the admission price and then some! :(

W.D. Conine said...

I'm personally of the mind that Snow White is taking a lot of cues from Twilight and Lord of the Rings but I think why it's Snow White, why it's dark versions of Disney fairy tales is a set of billion dollar words:

Alice In Wonderland

Why 3 Snow White properties in one year? I don't know but I can't imagine this film ever existing without Tim Burton's massive success with Alice In Wonderland.

Anonymous said...

Snow White was completely lost on me because I thought the old queen was hotter than Snow.

Zeno said...

Why doesn't Hollywood make a movie about what is by far the greatest fantasy epic of them all:

DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN

On second thought, it would be far too painful to see them botch it, which they almost certainly would. Maybe they should have a go at Peer Gynt instead; being a play, it would probably be easier to adapt.

Eze said...

I would definitely be interested in seeing "The six who got in on the world" (a.k.a The Six who went far in the world, or the six soldiers of fortune) adapted to film. I always found that story entertaining. For a Grimm fairy tale, I found it to be pretty underrated.

I guess I can thank the Grimm Fairy Tale cartoon series for that.

Tony Russo said...

@KevinCV

I'm taking my Mom to see Prometheus for her birthday.

My mom is awesome

KevinCV said...

@Tony Good for her. I'm not a bit fan of the "Alien" movies, myself. But at least she knows a decent-looking film when she sees it.

Benne said...

If the execs were worried about GI Joe being buried by Avengers and Batman they would've thought of that BEFORE they set the original release date. This move has nothing to do with competition.

Anubis C. Soundwave said...

@ Zeno:

Check out the HARLOCK SAGA OVA; it's loosely based on the Ring Cycle.

Steven said...

Bob if you don't completely demolish Prometheus I will be truly disappointed in you as it's the first fill this year worse than last year's Green Lantern.

Joe said...

Snow White was okay. It was basically like Ninja Assassin or Red Riding Hood: a schlocky 70s or 80s B-movie made with tonnes more money behind it. Although with a lot more talent than usual. I found it dragging in a few parts, but my girlfriend liked it quite a bit, especially how the "love triangle" was resolved.

Pyrian said...

Snow White and the Huntsman should not have been nearly as bad as it was. They nailed a lot of the difficult parts. The visuals are impressive.

But the plot doesn't really hang together. And that's just a deal-breaker. It's not that the plot doesn't make any sense (a la Immortals), but rather that things just sort of happen without much sense of momentum or even cause-and-effect. In truth, it seems to me like it was cut very deeply, keeping cool visuals while removing any sense of why those visuals are there.

And Kristen Stewart did not do this movie any favors, spending most of the movie with little in the way of expression.