Reelz Recommends: A Revisionist Fairy Tale with Plenty of Action
10.10.12 by BJSprecher
"When a woman stays young and beautiful, the world is hers."
Once upon a time, fairy tales were populated by damsels in distress and charming princes. This is not one of those fairy tales.
The Flick: Snow White and the Huntsman
The Skinny: Award-winning commercial director Rupert Sanders' action-packed Snow White update lost the battle of release dates to Tarsem Singh's adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, but trounced Mirror Mirror at the box office.
The Players: Twilight star Kristen Stewart plays the princess with "skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony," imprisoned in a tower of her father's castle after he is murdered by his new wife, Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron). Snow White eventually escapes, fleeing into the Dark Forest where Ravenna has no power, but she is pursued by a Huntsman (The Avengers' Chris Hemsworth) sent by Ravenna to prevent Snow White's destiny as queen of Tabor from being fulfilled. But, this princess is no shrinking violet so she takes the fight to her evil stepmother. Ian McShane, Stephen Graham, Eddie Izzard, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Eddie Marsan, Nick Frost, and Sam Claflin also star.
Snow White and the Huntsman | Charlize Theron | Kristen Stewart | Rupert Sanders | Movie Trailer | Review