Snow White and the Huntsman starts out with Kristen Stewart who plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen, her name, Snow White. While the film offers an exciting take on the fairy tale that inspired it (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Snow White and the Huntsman is slow at the beginning of the movie with a confusing script but gets a lot more entertaining throughout the movie.
Thirty minutes into the film it starts to pick up with its first action war scene against the Dark Army, an assaulting force of glass fighters. The film offers wonderful digital effects during this scene with the soldiers shattering when struck by swords. The Evil Queen seizes control of the entire kingdom, locks snow white up and years pass. Another film technique shown is shooting the evil queen from a low angle to make her appear more powerful.
More drama begins to unfold as age starts to affect the Queen. In order to sustain and preserve her beauty, the Queen must draw out the essence of youth from young women. The Queen also consults with a digitally animated Magic Mirror, that’s very interesting to watch. As the story begins to pick up, the mirror informs the Queen that Snow White is predestined to destroy her unless she steals the young girl's heart. At this point the huntsman is introduced, a widower who has lived in the Dark Forest, and he is taken to Queen. She orders him to lead her brother (Queen’s Brother) to search for Snow White. In exchange, she assures him that she can revive his deceased wife.
The next few action scenes have high intensity with a lot of digital affects within the scary forest full of nightmares to an enormous, drooling, angry goblin that’s out to eat anyone that enters his valley. The visual effects continue as they travel through the fairy sanctuary where the fairies and animals alike dwell in harmony. The guides for Snow White and the huntsman are hefty, stocky dwarves who were Snow White’s loyal friends. The actors who played these dwarfs caught me off guard while watching the film. It seems the movie producer passed over little people for the roles of the seven dwarfs. Full-sized British actors such as Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins and Ray Winstone played the roles and were shrunk using digital manipulation and had their faces digitally transmuted onto small the bodies. This took…