Ever since I saw the commercials start playing for this movie, I've wanted it to come out and to go to see it like a 5 year old wants to go to Disney Land. Before now, I hadn't had an excuse to make a post about it because, well, this is a book review blog. However, I recently found out that Snow White & the Huntsman is being made into a book, so here we are! I decided to do a fun little post covering the upcoming book and my thoughts on the movie.
Author: Lily Blake, Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, Hossein Amini
Publication: June 5th, 2012
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Description: A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.
I don't know about you guys, but I know I will definitely be reading this when it comes out. I'm especially excited to read it after watching the movie yesterday, when it was released in theaters, and seeing just how amazing it was. I loved the movie, but often times there are more scenes and details in books than there are in the movie versions. My hope is that there will be a few more Snow White/Huntsman scenes than there were in the movie. ;)
If you, like me, have been excited about going to see the Snow White & the Huntsman movie or have even just been considering going to go see it, then here's my quick review of the movie that can hopefully convince you to see it.
Snow White & the Huntsman wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be after seeing the commercials. It was better! Everything from the action, to special effects, to characters, to the story was beyond my expectaions. If you were worried about Kristen Stewart playing Snow White - fear not! This was the best acting I have ever seen from her. And Chris Hemsworth, who played the Hunstman, did an outstanding job as was expected. He was looking just as good as was expected too.
The special effects were amazing! No money was spared here. Monsters, fairies, magic, and witchcraft are prominent throughout the movie and it was all breathtakingly realistic. The story took the premise of the original Snow White tale and ran with it. Now Snow White is a warrior and the Huntsman is more than just a would-be assassin.. It was a lot of fun to follow and while of course I knew there would be a "happily ever after" as all fairytales go, other than that I never knew what exactly was going to happen. There was even a little love triangle between Snow White, her very own Prince Charming, and the Huntsman that had me guessing who she would end up with until the end.
The one and only thing that I, and my entire family, wasn't happy about with this movie was the huge gaping hole absense of the expected run-into-eachother's-arms-and-confess-your-undying-love scene at the end. They looked into eachother's eyes and smiled from across the room, and it was definitely implied that they might get together, but by God I want some confermation. I want making out and marriage and all that stuff that usually happens at the end of these sort of fairy tales. Besides this little blip, Snow White & the Huntsman was perfect. Seriously.
If you haven't seen the commercials for Snow White & the Huntsman
or just want to watch it again because it's so awesome, here it is. Enjoy.
Well, there you have it. The movie was amazing and I'm hoping the book will be just as wonderful if not more so. So, did you go see the movie? What did you think? And will you be reading the book when it comes out June 5th?