|New 'Snow White' film lacks humor and romance|
|Written by Emily Warner, Daily Vidette Sports Editor|
|Tuesday, 12 June 2012 17:38|
If a movie is not a comedy or a popular book-turned-movie that involves wizards, vampires, or teenagers fighting to the death, I usually do not catch it in theaters, but I made an exception for Snow White and the Huntsman. Maybe since action films like this one are not usually my cup of tea, thus making me bias, I felt like this movie was missing some things.
One thing that was fortunately missing was Kristen Stewart’s typical awkwardness. It was put on the back burner in this film as the Twilight star played princess Snow White, who escapes the captivity of the evil queen played by an always on point Charlize Theron.
The famous “mirror, mirror on the wall” comes into play in the film and it must come with a jail bait detector, because after reassuring the queen for a decade that she is the fairest of them all, once Snow White comes of age, she then becomes the fairest of them all, thus royally ticking off the queen.
Immortality is what sets the queen after Snow White, as it can only be obtained if she gets the princess’ beating heart.
Until she can capture Snow White, Queen Ravenna stays youthful by sucking the life out of young people a la Hocus Pocus and relies on the help of her brother, with whom she shares a relationship creepily similar to that of Angelina Jolie and her brother (remember that time they kissed on the mouth?), to get the princess who has escaped into the Dark Forest, which is a scary place because it is what I would have to assume is what a forest looks like to someone who is tripping on acid.
But back to what was missing from the film; I would have liked to see some more romance in the plot. I know this is an action movie, but it is Snow White, and as the story goes, there is a prince who kisses her back to life after an apple puts her to sleep.
As this movie goes, there is hunky Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman as well as the adorable Sam Claflin, which means that there needs to be some more love, or at least some closure in Snow White’s relationships with the two. Does yet another Kristin Stewart character find herself in a love triangle?
Also, this movie was light on the humor with most of the comic relief coming from the dwarfs that show up. It would have been a lot funnier if there was a Sneezy dwarf like the original story has, but I digress.