The good: Gorgeous to look at. Crisp cinematography, sweeping battle scenes, great scenery, absolutely incredible costuming. Really, I’d like to see this costuming win some awards. Chris Hemsworth steps up his game a bit and proves he may actually be able to carry more than just action roles.
The bad: Hoo boy. First of all, the tone shift. This movie starts dark and stays dark for a good clip, providing some truly wonderful nightmare fuel, and then bam. You go from a forest of hideous corpses and monsters to faeries riding bunny rabbits. It tries to tilt back and even out from there, but it just can’t find its footing tone-wise. Kristen Stewart does a better job here than in Twilight and manages one stirring speech, but once again she spends too much time looking vague and blank. Charlize Theron, on the other hand, overacts to a truly unbelievable degree. I was laughing out loud. The chemistry between the title characters falls short, as does the ending. And really, you don’t go into Snow White expecting a feminist storyline, but I can’t believe the amount they added to make it even more problematic.
TL;DR: This movie is great to look at—just don’t look too close.