When I first heard that there was going to be yet another movie based on a fairytale story, I couldn't help but roll my eyes. But when I discovered that it was a Grimm fairytale, I was instantly intrigued.
I must admit going into the cinema I had pretty high hopes, there's something about a Grimm fairytale that requires just the right mix of disturbing and wonderful. Also, I've never been a fan of Kristen Stewart, I think ever since Twilight for me her name has been slightly tarnished, or at least her acting ability.
127 minutes later and my friend and I sat in the cinema watching the credits roll. Wow. I'm not saying that it's one of the most amazing films I have ever seen but boy did it prove me wrong! Charleze Theron as the Evil Queen was the perfect choice. She played the character flawlessly and evil seemed to seep from every pore. The Huntsman, played by Chris Hemsworth, was your typical hunky hero with a saddening back story.
Then there was Kristen Stewart, where do I start? This girl can act. She managed to convey each emotion perfectly, although I do admit she faltered slightly in her motivating speech near the end, but it's a far cry from Twilight.
Overall, the graphics throughout the movie were amazing and I loved how in-depth they went to creating a believable "evil side" of the village, right down to the Queen eating sparrows hearts and the Dark Forest feeding off your fear.
The strange bond between the Evil Queen and her brother was surprisingly bewitching and for a split second you even felt sorry for him, but like I said only a split second.
The seven dwarfs were a pleasant surprise and I must admit as soon as I saw them I was waiting for them to break into song, oh how Disney has wronged me!
There is so much to take in with this film that I would easily see it twice, just so I could truly appreciate it's beauty.
My only hate is that there wasn't enough, or wasn't really any at all, shirtless Chris Hemsworth. This should be mandatory, but after all they are in the works of creating a sequel, maybe they could slip it in??