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YMMV: Snow White & the Huntsman
  • Awesome Music: "Breath of Life" by Florence + the Machine.
  • Cry for the Devil: Ravenna, who was taken from her mother by her homeland's king.
  • Evil Is Cool/Evil Is Sexy: Queen Ravenna.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Most fans preferred the Snow White/Huntsman pairing as opposed to Snow White/William, especially since it's the Huntsman's True Love Kiss that wakes her.
  • Harsher in Hindsight or Hilarious in Hindsight: Now that it's public knowledge that Kristen Stewart (playing the title role) and Rupert Sanders (director) had an affair, it makes the movie either more watchable or cringeworthy depending on your tastes. Let's just say lines about Snow White having the "fairest blood" or being "pure" are full of retroactive irony. One wonders what the DVD commentary - not this onenote  - would have in store...
    • Not to mention the fact that one of the fairytale's themes is that of an older woman being supplanted by a younger beauty. Now consider the fact that Snow White's mother was played by the director's real-life wife...
  • Just Here for Godzilla: After a fashion, for those who may watch for the Queen, the Huntsman, the dark fantasy, the action scenes, etc. - with Snow White low on the list of priorities. It's telling that Snow White isn't even FEATURED in some of the posters...
    • Just Here for Thor with a Scottish Accent.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The wicked queen crosses it when she poisons Snow White with the poison apple.
    • She could've easily crossed that in the beginning by murdering Snow White's father.
    • Her brother Finn is even worse. He seems to cross the line with his Attempted Rape of Snow White, but later we discover he crossed it a long time ago.
  • Narm:
    • Every other line uttered by the Queen.
    • The rousing speech that Snow White does can come off as this, though...
      • Narm Charm: ...others found her speech to be this.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Early on, one of the resistance fighters and his son are captured and brought before the Queen. The father stays silent and ignores the Queen's taunting, but the son grabs a dagger and stabs her in the stomach. Granted, it doesn't kill her but you have to admire his spirit.
  • Overshadowed By Controversy: The stigma of Kristen Stewart's fling/affair with the (married) director will likely follow this movie forever now.
  • She Really Can Act: Some who haven't seen Kristen Stewart outside of Twilight are getting this reaction. Others feel the complete opposite.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The critical reviews appear to be leaning between So Cool Its Awesome and the exact opposite. The fan reaction, meanwhile, has been more in the middle.
  • Squick: Good Lord, there are examples everywhere. The Queen's creepy relationship with her brother, the Queen's creepy relationship with Snow White, the Queen's used milk bath being piped to peasants outside to collect and drink, the scene where she eats the raw hearts of dead birds, the scene after she poisons Snow White and all her disgusting dead crows slowly ooze together to form her body. By far, the creepiest moment has to be when the Queen tricks Snow White into eating a poisoned apple by pretending to be William and allowing Snow White to kiss her. Even if you claim Foe Yay, it's downright gross.
    • A deleted scene seen in promotional videos of the film show the Queen apparently having an orgasm in her milk bath, and people drink that stuff...
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Special mention goes to the dark forest, the glass soldiers, and the dwarves.

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