Snow White & the Huntsman Review

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Storyline:   In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Genres:    Action | Adventure

Release Date:  May 31, 2012

My Review: Oh my.. This movie proves how one actor(ess) can ruin a good movie. Kristen Stewart was just not right for this role maybe because she still has her brain wired to the Twilight saga. Even when she ate the poisoned apple, it was a reenactment of when she got her first vampire bite in the first Twilight… Her constipated facial expressions are getting quite tiresome and should only be used in drama-infused, modern day films. How hard is it to put on a British accent, apparently it’s really difficult, ask Kristen (or Chris.. maybe they should have had an all-British cast?).

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The movie’s advantages are the technical features, the costumes, the picture, it was all beautifully and creatively done.  Rupert Sanders might have made a mistake on Snow White, but he sure picked the right queen. Best evil queen, hands down, goes to Charlize Theron. After the movie, you pretty much don’t remember anything except for Charlize’s performance, and also wonder why it wasn’t called Queen Ravenna and the Huntsman.

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Like Kristen, Chris Hemsworth has a typical style of acting: rough, tough, and funny which we see in a lot of his films. But his style is charming, and that’s why you tend to see past his acting weaknesses.

For a darkened twist on the classic tale by the Brothers Grimm, it was enjoyably sufficient  7/10

The Avengers Review

Storyline:  Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

Genres:   Action/Adventure/SciFi

Release Date: May 3/4, 2012

My Review: Do I really need to review this movie? I had a horrible experience in the theatre, I literally had to block all irritating sounds and concentrate on the screen. And at one point, I called the manager regarding the whole row in front of me. Despite my horrible experience, I did enjoy the film seeing as though super hero movies are my favorite type. A group of superheroes in one movie, what could be so bad about that? For an estimated budget of $220,000,000, they sure went all out with lots of special effects and ‘marvel’-ous action scenes.

For a 2+hour movie, you would think I would get bored somewhere towards the middle (like in the Hunger Games), but I didn’t even notice the length. It had a balance of super heroes on screen, it wasn’t a one man show, you saw all the heroes almost equally. But I would have liked to see less talking and more fighting with Nick Fury. There was good chemistry between the all the big shot characters and it just all seemed so natural, or very well scripted.

I had a couple of favorite scenes, Thor vs Iron Man, Hulk vs Thor, Loki being thrown like a rag doll by Hulk…and I loved how the Black Widow wasn’t there just for looks, she’s a pretty good fighter. We’ve already seen character development with most of the characters due to prior movies, except for Hawk Eye. He was only in a small scene in Thor, so there’s not much development in the movie with his character.

It will most likely be the movie of the year…But we will have to wait and see Batman first.

Marvel Studios, you did good – 9/10