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Snow White and the Huntsman

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snow_white_and_the_huntsmanIn the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron) 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 (Chris Hemsworth) dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power.

My Review

This movie was set in medieval time giving me the impressions that I am watching something in between Lord of the Rings and Games of Thrones. With that in mind, Snow White and the Huntsman failed miserably below par. Incoherent accents, poor acting performance and bad writings basically summed up the movie. The movie basically rewrite the story ending with the huntsman’s kiss awoken Snow White as the possible opening for second installment. I am pretty confident that I will not be paying money to watch the second movie if they decided to make it.

I don’t know the reason why fairy tale especially Snow White are so popular right now. “Mirror Mirror” was another movie released earlier this year with the exact theme and “Once Upon a Time” series on ABC was the other show which has Snow White theme. I actually enjoy the TV series more than this movie. “Mirror Mirror” served its purpose to be a comedy movie. I guess I had higher expectation from this movie. Overall CGI was good with an impressive troll scene.

This movie has the worst and weakest war speech I had ever heard. With that speech, I would rather suffer under the evil queen rule than fight along with Snow White. I was expecting a war speech similar to the one given by Theon Greyjoy in the season two finale of Game of Thrones before he got knocked out by his underlings. That speech can definitely riled up the troops. Charlize Theron seemed to be shouting every time she spoke and she didn’t portrayed the evilness believable for me personally. I would rate Chris Hemsworth the worst narrator of all times. This has been a disappointing summer so far.

My Grade: C/C+

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Marvel’s The Avengers

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the_avengersMarvel Studios presents Marvel’s The Avengers-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

My Review

There’s one thing I had to vent about this movie. Why do they have to kill off Agent Phil Coulson? They could have killed Cobie Smulders’ character Agent Maria Hill instead. Clark Gregg’s character Phil Coulson was the anchor on all the Marvel comic superhero movies.

This movie was long. At times, it dragged trying to set the background on all the characters. Fans should already be able to pick the story line quickly, therefore, the introductions are not required especially Pepper Potts and Jane Foster appearances.

I absolutely loved Tony Stark’s snarky comments and Hulk’s smashing. Captain American doesn’t have much room to explore, with that said, I can’t wait for Captain America 2 movie. I can do without Thor. Chris Hemsworth just doesn’t sit well with me. Now, I am scared that he will ruin the next movie for me, Snow White and the Huntsman.

I guess I have high expectations on the movie and was sorely disappointed.

My Grade: B+

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Thor

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ThorI was going in to the movie theater with such a high expectation and came out with a big disappointment. I don’t doubt it will get a big box office this week but Thor was a weaker summer blockbuster opener compared to Iron Man 2 last year.

The CGI was great but it went overboard that makes it felt unreal. I probably should have gone with the regular showing instead of the 3D since I was getting a bit of motion sickness from all the special effects. The story was a bit stiff and at times it dragged. I was expecting for a more bigger-bang moral lesson for Thor while he was being taught a lesson by his father. I just don’t believe Thor learn anything from his time on Earth. Loki was hoping to replace Thor’s position and do right by his father but eventually gave up in the end. Have you ever seen a villain giving up that easily?

Natalie Portman is a good actress but I just don’t feel the sparks between her and Chris Hemsworth. The supposedly close friends of Thor just wasn’t convincing being his buddies. The scene where Chris Hemsworth half-naked doesn’t get old though.

My Grade: B

********** Updates **********

As I was expected, the weekend box office for Thor was only 66 million.

 

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