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THE BARBERSHOP
MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
Snow White and the Huntsman

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
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I thought Snow White and the Huntsman succeeds perfectly when it comes to glistening cinematography with impressive costume design and special effects.

It has a ghastly feast for your eyes in most every frame of the movie.

Quite simply, it never finds the right pacing to really hold you and entertain.

It jumps too fast and is hard to follow.

I wish they spent more time thinking about what exactly the film is---rather than who it's for.

The costumes are stunning, the production design mesmerizing, and the special effects (with all its bird references) are mind-numbing, and yet it's another terrible retelling of the Snow White fairy tale.

Once again, it's CGI trying to make up for a bad screenplay -- although the bare bones of the original story is here, the direction of the movie makes it impossible to fathom.

A back story for the wicked queen?

Eight dwarfs?

That and Kristen Stewart cannot act!

Snow White as Joan of Arc??

Really!

I was disappointed when I realized while watching Snow White and the Huntsman that it is an action/battle movie and can only be worked out in a series of war scenes.

Near the end, Snow White achieves her ideal wish as a military leader.

In conclusion, she appears in a suit of armor like Joan of Arc, urging her people to fight.

So, after everything is said and done, we're left with a film that could have been about anybody.

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