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Not nearly as good as the sequel - The Huntsman, Winters War
on January 20, 2017
I'm not sure why this didn't work for me, it definitely wasn't the fault of the actors or the story. Partly, I think, it was because it wasn't until late in the movie that I was able make any connection to the Snow White character. Again, that wasn't the actors fault, the situations just never arose, or weren't taken advantage of when they did.
An important aspect of character development, and thus our ability to connect with a character, is depth displayed of their interaction with the world around them, and that, from early on, just wasn't being displayed with her character. A prime and critical example of that was the connection between Snow White and Magpies. Magpies play a crucial role in the movie, but early in the story, where that connection is formed, the situation wasn't given the emphasis it required, you could easily miss it if you weren't paying close attention. It's the kind of oversight which pretty much defines this movie. A lot of time was spent on loud, rapid cut fight scenes, which can be exciting, but didn't require nearly the amount of time that was spent on them.
There's only one reason to watch this movie, it leads into a far superior movie, "The Huntsman, Winters War", which I highly recommend.