It was -- not nearly as good as Avengers. That's putting it mildly. I did appreciate that they tried to take it away from the super-sweet Disney version, but I think the bid for originality ended up just making the film disjointed. The first ten minutes or so -- the set-up -- were decent... and then they brought Kristen Stewart onscreen, and I'm sorry, but she's just not lead-actress material. She lacks the whatever-it-is that keeps me interested and invested in really good actors. Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman was good, but he wasn't given a lot to work with. (But if the story got boring, he's always nice to look at.)
|He has an axe instead of a hammer in this one.|
|Random pretty scenery - in a scene I completely didn't get the point of.|
|Pretty decent villainess. She had really cool hairstyles, too (best part about her...)|
P.S. I would also love to see someone make a movie in which the dwarfs do NOT come across as the comic relief. Anyone? It can be done in books (Gimli, for example, although P.J. reduced him to the buffoon and the comic in the film) -- why not in movies?