Snow White and the Huntsman is not a good movie, but I didn't hate it. The main characters - Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman, and Charlize Theron as the queen Ravenna - did not put in standout performances. The dialog becomes very flowery and cliched (of the knights and kings variety) as the film progresses. Major changes in plot don't really seem to fit together at times.
The movie boasts some visually interesting and diverse scenes. The fights scenes, with armored knights riding into battle, were good. The special effects around the queen augmented the portrayal of her evil nature. I thought the film did a good job depicting the gloom the queen cast over the kingdom. Before she arrived the castle was carpeted in beautiful white snow. After she kills the king and her army takes over, the castle is dark and dirty. Where once there was a beautiful northern European landscape around the castle, a dark forest of desolation resides. The dark forest scene is followed by a scene in a lush fairy sanctuary full of frolicking forest animals. The problem is that these two scenes seem to be thrown together with dwarf glue. I say that because in between the forest and the sanctuary Snow White and the Huntsman are captured by 8 dwarves (one of which is Ian McShane!) as they evade the queen's brother (Sam Spruell) and his thugs. At some point Snow White talks down a tree troll. There's a large white stag found in the fairy sanctuary that apparently means something. You see the problem.
The queen brings death to the world, while somehow Snow White is supposed to bring life back. But the film does a poor job of making that link be an important part of the story, and ultimately seems to even drop it.