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Fans Think Kristen Stewart Ruined This Fantasy Movie

Kristen Stewart is in her golden era of cinema. While a brief look at her IMDb page rebukes any foolish notion that she ever really disappeared, the actress has had something of a resurgence with films such as the 2019 remake of "Charlie's Angels" and the 2021 historical fiction and psychological drama "Spencer." More often than not, Kristen Stewart suffered in the court of public opinion, a trend that began in earnest after she starred in the "Twilight" series. 

Fortunately, she doesn't seem to care. In an interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, she stated, "Anybody who wants to talk s**t about 'Twilight,' I completely get it, but there's something there that I'm endlessly f*****g proud of. My memory of it felt—still feels—really good." Despite the success the series offered her, the continual sting of its opposition is undoubtedly a burden she would gladly remove, was it in her ability to do so. One film that experienced vitriol on her behalf came out in the same year as "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2." 

Critics and fans alike wish that she wasn't in Snow White and the Huntsman

In a 2016 opinion piece for Forbes, Eric Kain postulated that Kristen Stewart was miscast in her role as Snow White in "Snow White and the Huntsman." "A stronger lead in the role of Snow White would have made for a much better film ... Stewart's Snow White felt entirely undeveloped. Her rousing speech at the end had me chuckling and shaking my head. It was not a good fit." He comments, "The real problem, of course, is that this franchise was a nonstarter from the get-go. Stewart wasn't any help in making it great, but she was far from the only problem."

In a more recent piece for The Things, a list of similar opinions was gathered as part of an introspective look at the film. Among them was a Slate review by Dana Stevens, who brutally criticized the actress, saying, "Stewart is hilariously ill-suited to play a Joan of Arc-like medieval action heroine. Her slouchy bearing and a general aura of passivity make it impossible to buy the notion that her Snow White boasts the kind of irresistible charisma that leads peasant revolts."

A glance at Rotten Tomatoes shows more of the same, with precious few minds sugarcoating their words. But while many may not believe this to be Stewart's best role to date, she certainly has a roster of other films to choose from.