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Snow White and the Huntsman
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

My review is riddled with SPOILERS, so you are warned now.

I have seen Snow White and the Huntsman three times and found myself enjoying it more and more each time. In fact, I'll probably watch it a couple more times before I finally wait till the Blueray hits the stores.

The acting is solid, and most especially from Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth. If you truly understand their characters, and their own individual plight and what they've already gone through, then you will find that their teaming was a match made in heaven. In fact, although subtle, their characters had real chemistry.

Top Three Powerful Scenes:

1) The Huntsman's goodbye to Snow White was extremely powerful and very believable. Those tears were real my friends, and did you notice when he leaned down to kiss Snow White that one of his tear fell onto her cheek, and then dripped slowly down Snow White's beautiful face... and but a second later, a tear formed at the corner of Snow White's eyes, and then another followed the same trail the huntsman's tear took. That scene was executed perfectly.

2) The delivery of Snow White's speech was perfect; coming from a girl that was stuck inside a prison all her life. Anything more powerful would not have been believable, for Snowy truly struck the right chord.

3) Snow White's final scene with the Queen when she said, "You can't have my heart." Those words, said with tears, meant so much. Charlize was awesome in this scene as well.

The Pros: The special effects that turned those legendary English actors into dwarfs blew me away; the Cinematography; the performances; and climactic ending.

The Con: I'm pretty sure the Queen had more to say in this film than Snow White, the Huntsman, and the duke's son put together. I didn't see this taking away from the film per say, but in hindsight, I did see some scenes where they could have thrown some dialog in.

All and all, Snow White and the Huntsman is a great film. I give it a 9 out of 10 and the only reason it doesn't get a perfect score is because I felt the film should have spent more time in that "Sanctuary" setting. I understand Snow White represented life itself, but they could have explained a bit more and plus it would have meant Kristen being in that magical setting for a longer period time... and let's face it, Kristen Stewart epitomizes the beauty she was surrounded with.

The Runaways
The Runaways (2010)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Kristen Stewart is Joan Jett. She captured her completely, even sounding like her when she sang. The chemistry between Kristen and Dakota Fanning was sheer electricity, as their eye contact with one another spoke volumes. Although I enjoyed the Runaways, I almost think Joan Jett's plight when 23 labels turned her down before she started her own label would have made a more interesting story.

Adventureland (2009)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The chemistry between Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart came across as subtle and real. Both did a tremendous job in their acting performance as I found myself really enjoying this film.