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|As of May 19, 2013|
It takes approximately 45 minutes before we are treated to the dwarves that are normally a major component of the Snow White story. Leading the way among them is veteran actor Bob Hoskins as Muir. Chris Hemsworth dazzles us again with his muscularity and chiseled physique. Somehow he oozes superhero with incredible likeability and friendship appeal. He plays the ultimate protector. Snow White after all is recently escaped from the tower and she is running for her life. Ravenna (Theron) and her henchmen are in hot pursuit. They will burn, pillage and ruin to reclaim what Ravenna believes is rightfully hers; eternal youth and beauty. Theron without makeup is a scary site, but with it she is movie star beautiful.
The action is fast and furious and this rendition aforetitled Snow White and the Huntsman on DVD is an innovative twist on the epoch old storyline. However, while Theron and Hemsworth are busy firing on all cylinders, Stewart stinks up the joint. Her delivery is off and rarely will viewers sense she is either in any real danger or that she truly cares about her own life. She is rather apathetic and morose. Perhaps if Stewart had given this movie more thought than as another paycheck the results would have paid dividends for fans. As is, Snow White and the Huntsman appears to be a poor man's Lord of the Rings and while it has moderate star power one gets the sense that star had already shot. Thankfully, I missed this title when the studio screened it, but it would make a reasonable DVD choice on a mid-autumn's dreary day.
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