Movie Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman who is ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed ends up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Lowdown: In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Snow White (Kristen Stewart) the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) dispatched to kill her.

Review: Snow White and the Huntsman is a pretty well done fantasy film with great characters, very talented cast including Bob Hoskins, Ian Mcshane, Ray Winstone, and Nick Frost as some of the dwarves with not over the top acting, and stunning visual effects. Yes I know, they have made an adaptation of Snow White that not only lives up to the story, but twists it into a completely new version that has made it fun to watch. Even though 2 adaptations were made one being this movie and the second being “Mirror Mirror.” Charlize Theron was fantastic maybe even Oscar nominee worthy, Cast/acting was superb with the exception of Kristen Stewart. She was a little stiff and lacked any range of emotion but fortunately the rest of the cast save the movie. Chris Helmsworth plays his role as the Huntsman as a no powered “Thor” who traded his “Mjolnir” for an axe but still plays a strong role. And Rupert Sanders does a very good job for his first directorial debut with the characters and visual effects.

Overall: In the end, I thought this was actually a really good film, Kristen Stewart’s acting was actually a slight better then her “twilight” counterpart making it still watchable. All of the main characters have depth. And the story was dark, entertaining with good visual effects and action with foreboding but definitely worth watching.

 3.5 templar crosses out of 5
Entertaining, Watchable and a good Matinee flick


Starring:Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman and Charlize Theron as The Queen and Directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, Martin Solibakke and Hossein Amini.

Movie Review: Men In Black 3

Its been almost 15 years since the first Men in Black and now with the Summer Movie Season in FULL Swing, Will Smith and Director Barry Sonnefield brings us Men in Black 3.

Lowdown: Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Review: I have to say that this installment in the MIB series is far better then the second one but not as good as the original. The third installment in the MIB franchise proves to be a very surprising hit. The entertainment value is very high, with a solid story and a fun cast featuring Emma Thompson and Alice Eve both playing Agent O respectfully. Will Smith is as good as ever and Josh Brolin‘s impersonation of a young 1969’s Tommy Lee Jones is so good and believable its worth the ticket alone. However, the unsung hero Griffin played by Michael Stuhlbarg steals every scene and adds new a whole new depth in the story.

Overall: Josh Brolin’s performance is the best reason to see the film. He alone deserves an award for his portrayal of a younger Tommy Lee Jones in the film and has a great on-screen chemistry with Will Smith. Josh Brolin STEALS the film. And finally this film, in my opinion, was wayy better than the second film, but the original will always be the best by far…..unless there’s a MIB 4 and we’ll just have to see.


3 templar crosses out of 5
Check it out, if you nothing else to watch in the theaters or a fan of the Series.


Our Friends: Mike’s Comics & Collectibles at MIB 3 Premier Night 

TEMPLAR NOTE: I’ll be viewing “Snow White & The Huntsman” in a few hours and will be posting a review for our next segment of  “On The Go” Movie Reviews asap, thanks again for your support and continue to show the love.

-Brian Lansangan


Movie Review: The Raid: Redemption

No need for any Redemption here, The Raid: Redemption is a heart-pounding action packed film and hits the spot for any action hunger appetite of any fan.

The Lowdown: In the Jakarta slums, a derelict apartment building has become a no-go area – even the police are unwilling to enter. It has become a safe-house for the most dangerous killers and gangsters. A SWAT team infiltrates the building, under the cover of darkness, to remove its owner.

The Review: If watching an action film is an addiction then The Raid would be the perfect drug for the addict. Director Gareth Evans serves us with a brutal and gory blend of gunfights and martial arts action with a side of HIGH BODY COUNT so high that the majority of the cast are credited in a numerical fashion (example: Tama’s Victim #5). People get beaten, punched, kicked, stabbed, shot, and abused so bad it makes you wanna punch the person next to you due to the fact that your adrenaline is on overdrive. The apartments and the close tight halls help create some crazy acrobatics and choreographed action i’ve seen since ONG BAK that will have you giving major KUDOS to all of the stunt people involved. The story is decent, but admit it that is not what most people are looking for when watching an action flick. The english dubbed is “okay” but bearable to watch for a foreign film. But, This explosive, tense action flick will have anyone doing flips on the walls in the theaters and is a must watch for any fan of the action genre.

Overall: The action is neither repetitive nor anesthetizing and has a little bit of down time for some dialogue to build the story but is easy to forgive with all the action, gore, and entertainment to satisfy anyone looking for a good action flick.

4 Templar Crosses out of 5


Credits: Directed by Gareth Evans and Starring Iko Uwais