1:11 PM EDT, August 9, 2012
Because of star Kristen Stewart's off-screen ties to director Rupert Sanders, this dark reimagining of the fairy tale has gotten recent attention its makers likely would prefer not to have.
Just on its merits as a film, it certainly is an original view of a familiar story, as the Queen (Charlize Theron) once again sets her sights on eliminating Snow (Stewart) ... who inherits the Huntsman's (Chris Hemsworth) switched alliance. Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Bob Hoskins and (as Snow's prince) Sam Claflin also are in the cast. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; audio commentary by Sanders, visual-effects supervisor Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and co-editor Neil Smith. *** (PG-13: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)
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