Saturday, June 9, 2012

Movie a Go-Go

We went to see a movie yesterday because I was craving popcorn. I can’t believe how expensive it is to go to the theaters. You’d think during today’s economic times, the movie industry would reduce costs. Luckily we had coupons to get in for free. I only had to pay for a large unsweetened ice tea (free refills) and a bucket of popcorn (no butter-free refills) for $12.00. I could buy three books at the Printers Row Lit Fest for $12.00…although I wasn’t disappointed in the bucket of popcorn, consuming majority of it.

It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a movie let alone one at a hefty cost at the theaters. We saw Snow White and the Huntsman...and I couldn’t keep my eyes off the huntsman. Even though I never heard of Chris Hemsworth, who plays the huntsman, I thought he did a great job…and I’m a sucker for accents. The big names in the movie are Charlize Theron, who plays Ravena, the Evil Queen, and Kristen Stewart, who plays Snow White.

Snow White and the Huntsman begins with Snow White’s father marrying Ravena, and on their wedding night, she kills him and locks young Snow White in the castle. Years later, Snow White escapes. When the mirror tells the evil queen that Snow White is the fairest of them all, the one who can take away her powers, the queen sends a huntsman to find and bring Snow White back to her. Once he catches her and finds out what the queen has in store for Snow White, he decides to take care of her instead and show her how to fight. During Snow White’s quest to return to the castle and defeat the evil queen, she comes across the seven dwarfs, and then convinces the people who fled the castle after her father’s death, to rise up and join her in battle.

The movie has spectacular special effects, humor and breathtaking scenery. Filming was shot in the U.S. as well as the U.K.; Buckinghamshire, Surrey and Wales. Three more places I’ll have to add to my bucket list. I've only seen Kristen Stewart in a few movies and she seems to act the same way, so I can’t applaud her for her performance. But Charlize Theron kicked ass as usual—she was wickedly wonderful.

This movie received mixed reviews. I enjoyed it for what it’s worth, a fairytale full of special effects, stunning visuals, and splashes of humor. 

Good and Evil,


  1. Hi there. $12.00 popcorn!!! Isn't that highway robbery. I do want to see that movie, maybe I can talk Steve into a date night. We also have a free pass. Steve's brother gave him a gift card on his birthday and we've only used it once, so we have enough credit left on it for another night out together. I have to say that I quit reading your post half-way through because I didn't want to spoil the surprises through the film (sorry). I am glad that you recommended it . . . I had almost forgot about watching for when it was released. Maybe, I'll carry a big purse and carry in my own snack, LOL. Have a marvelous week, Connie :)

  2. It's still nice to go to the theatre occasionally isn't it? I think it's a quite different experience from watching something at home... But the prices... Phew! Takes your breath away... But hey - thats the way of the world nowadays.

  3. I love movie popcorn! We only go when it's something good because yes - it is bloody expensive! This movie bummed me out. I know I would love it but I just don't think I could sit through "she who effing blinks too much" playing Snow White :(.