Medium : English
Starring : Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Sam Spruell, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Johnny Harris
Director : Rupert Sanders
Music : James Newton Howard
When I heard the title of the new english movie 'Snow White and the Huntsman' for the first time, the immediate spark that came to my mind was that the name "Snow White" is familiar to me in some way. I have heard it some where. But, failed to remember the source, until I have seen the movie.
There are some scenes in the movie where the heroine character Snow White is shown mingling with some dwarfs, which later became good companions of her. Seeing this, the doubt is cleared, these particular scenes happened to be the theme of a drama titled "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and I had played one of the dwarf characters on a school day function in my lower primary days, almost 28years before.
Coming to the new release, it is time for another fantasy subject in hollywood, which is based on a notable fairy tale 'Snow White'. Universal Pictures had made the movie, by placing Kristen Stewart ('Twilight' fame) as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth ('Thor' fame) as the Huntsman, Charlize Theron as the evil Queen etc in lead roles. The director of this movie Rupert Sanders, is a new comer.
The story tells about the young beautiful princess Snow White, who had lost her mother in the childhood days. Her father, King Magnus marries the beautiful lady Ravenna, later. On the wedding night, the King is betrayed by the new wife, gets killed by her and daughter is kept in jail. Ravenna, who is also a sorceress with evil powers, started ruling the nation. After being spending in jail for 15years, Snow White escaped. The Queen's army is chasing her. On the way, she meets Huntsman, who guards her from the enemies. The revenge episodes are following later.
The story and its presentation of this movie with the help of voice over, goes like a fairy tale. The visual effects and the CG sequences played a good role in creating the mood. The scenes involving the war sequences, the dream land where the dwarfs lives, the evil magic sequences conducted by the Queen and the changes happening to her appearance at many occasions etc are some of the examples. It is heard that the actors, who did the dwarfs characters are normal people, (some of the familiar faces among them, gave me the same doubt). Any way, the visual effects and the director's team did a fine job, in creating those good sequences involving the dwarfs. In the the middle of these positives, the movie lags in a couple of occasions, but I enjoyed the show in an acceptable way.
The art, costumes and the make up departments gave their own contribution in a subject like this. The cinematography of the movie by Greig Fraser is excellent. Editors Conrad Buff and Neil Smith did their job well. James Newton Howard gave an impressive bg score to create the good mood for the visuals. Charlize Theron catches the attention with a commendable show in the negative role. Chris Hemsworth did the action oriented character in his style. Kristen Stewart is ok in the title character, but a more charming actress in that character, should have given a better result.