Obviously the good has to start with Charlize Theron’s Evil Queen Ravenna, which of all the “main” characters has the best character development and story arc for the entire film. The makeup, special effects, and cinematography of the film are outstanding as seen in the aging of Ravenna throughout the film as well as the majority of the fight scenes throughout the film.
The bad has to start with both Snow White and the Huntsman, which turned out to be a waste of the acting talents of Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth. Both title characters were lacking in terms of their individual character development and frankly their relationship to one another, especially the romantic one emphasized after the poison apple. Going hand-in-hand with this underdevelopment is the all-over-the-place plot this film’s plot has along unexplainable details (like the Dark Forest being evil that opposes Ravenna instead of being in league with her; the inclusion of James as another love interest that has a better romantic set up than with the Huntsman; the weird mixture of pagan and Christian elements that at first seem opposed than working together than totally forgotten; why Ravenna starts aging at the particular moment she does; and etc, etc, etc).
You might be asking why I began this review by calling this film average when I seem to have more bad than good. Well this film has just enough to keep one entertained from beginning to end, however there was so much wasted potential that was either just missed or mishandled that if you start thinking about it then the film becomes a drag. If I had been able to give this 2 1/2 stars I would have, but I couldn’t go far enough to give this film 2 stars.