April 28, 2012
I was very late for watching this movie because I was (and still am) so busy. I watched it with my friend, Audrey, last Thursday. We were going straight after school (bad students, I know). Here it is ..
"The Snow White legend comes alive."
In a land far far away, lived a little princess named Snow White (Lily Collins). Her skin was as white as snow, lips as red as blood and hair as black as night. She lived in a kingdom with her father, The king (Sean Bean) after her mother passed away when she was born. Long story, her father married a beautiful-vicious woman that soon be his Queen (Julia Roberts). Turns out, The Queen was an evil witch with her magical mirror that would tell her everything and would do whatever she wants. One day, The King went to a journey, leaving Snow White and The Queen together, and soon to be never discovered. The Queen had taken over the kingdom and made Snow White's life a living hell. Soon after, the kingdom went broke because of The Queen's party habits that cost the citizens' so-called taxes and drift the citizens into a never-ending starve. She then planned to marry a young Prince named Alcott (Armie Hammer) to save her 'financial' problem and to continue living in luxury. Unfortunately for The Queen, Prince Alcott fell for Snow White, who had blossomed into the most beautiful woman in the world. Hearing that, The Queen went furious and told her stooge, Brighton (Nathan Lane) to bring her to the wood and to kill her. But for Brighton's sake, he couldn't kill Snow White and he let her go. Snow White then met the seven dwarfs, Napoleon, Half Pint, Grub, Grimm, Wolf, Butcher and Chuckles. She then lived with those dwarfs and being trained by them to face The Queen, to take away the throne from her and to save the love of her life, Prince Alcott, who was under the spell from The Queen's love potion. Did she make it? Watch it by yourself.
The Queen : "Mirror mirror on the wall ..."
Doomed. This movie was beautifully touched with its amazing visual effects; colors rich, imaginative, beautifully alive and creative -like those big blossomed gowns and the dreamy castle-, but then again, the story and the script themselves weren't that strong. Tarsem Singh seems famous for his magical touch (like he did in Immortals, amazing), but yet, he didn't build quite strong foundations for the whole story itself. The plot was going really slow that I found myself got bored with, the tagline "The untold story of Snow White" seemed a big lie, because he just reversed everything and add some ordinaries scenes, and that was it. There wasn't a big twist in the end, just flat stupid jokes in every seconds of the 108 mins duration. The dwarfs were incredibly silly and annoying -not touching-, with their so-fake dumbness, it was like watching bunch of dumbass minions minus the funny. The Queen herself looked incredibly cheesy, not prestigious or even threatening. Julia Roberts failed to bring her charm in this movie. And Snow White herself, looking weak in the beginning and then all so sudden she became the strongest and the bravest among all, fakely amazing. She was -all so sudden- become that clever dumbass who -of course- got everything executed well. It was more like a rookie's fortune than a real change. But, Lily Collins was stunning in this movie, with her amazing eyes and those bold eyebrow, pretty! And Armie Hammer who roled Prince Alcott was damn hilarious, I love him! Overall, I can say this movie is another typical Snow White story with amazing effect but less brilliance. Watch this in your spare time only.
The Queen : "Snow will have to do what snow does best. Snow will have to fall."
another Snow White's movie ..
Snow White and The Huntsman
release date : June 1st 2012
staring : Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron
director : Ruper Sanders
Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen. Unable to tolerate the insult to her vanity, the evil queen decides that Snow White must die. The queen sends a huntsman to kill Snow White. However the huntsman finds himself unable to murder the innocent young woman, and instead ends up training her to become a warrior capable of threatening the queen's reign.
I would say that this movie will be more well executed than Mirror Mirror. It'll be dark, deep and vicious -my favorite- and plus, it has Chris Hermsworth in it (forget about Mrs. Cullen already). Just by looking at Queen Ravenna (roled by Charlize Teron)'s wardrobe makes me nuts. Fabulous! But who knows, it can be worse or even better than Mirror Mirror, time will tell.