Snow White and the Huntsman
Fun, But Imperfect Adventure
As a really unique and surprisingly inspired visual take on the Snow White fairytale, the film is extremely successful. The nuanced and atmospheric world created is full of interesting visual cues and special effects that blend seamlessly with reality. The real complaint is the script, which drags at parts and introduces some unnecessary and corny plot points, and the acting, which verges on campy at times (especially Charlize Theron's evil queen.) As a summer thrill ride, it's certainly one of the big surprises of 2012 and a fun and exciting adventure film.