Snow White and the Huntsman
Just returned from seeing Snow White and the Huntsman
Don't worry, I give spoiler-free reviews! :)
I liked it. The imagery was amazing, I want to dig up who was the Art Director on this film and who he had as concept artists. They're the ones who do all the amazing stuff, ya know ;) They draw it -- then the rest of the whole entire studio brings it to life, but all this beauty springs from the minds of a few. Artists, that is.
I'd really like to hand it to them, for the "Sanctuary" scene in particular. Whoever designed it really knew their stuff. The tree was perfection. The White Hart was perfection. It was magical and beautiful and felt alive. Loved it!
Overall it was a perfectly good film and I imagine it will begin the rounds of my 'stick in a movie for an ambient vibe' soon enough when it's out on DVD. :)
As far as the actors go - Charlize Theron stole every scene she was in. But Kristen Stewart really did a great job as Snow White. There was one scene where it was just her expression that told the story, and it was wonderful. To tell more would spoil! Chris Hemsworth was doing the heroic thing which he does so well. But I believed his monologue -- he's got some chops I'd like to see a director/casting agent look past his muscles for once.