Snow White has always been one of my favorite fairy tale stories. And while I’m not sure where the craze that is all things SNOW has come from lately, that doesn’t mean I’m not completely beside myself about it. Once Upon a Time features Snow White as one of the leading characters, and two movies based on this princess will be coming in 2012.
Snow White and the Huntsman is one of these movies, and after viewing the trailer I am very excited about the direction that the producers chose to go. Epic battle scenes are a true favorite of mine, and this one doesn’t seem to disappoint. Of particular note, I’m glad that they are depicting Snow White as a strong woman capable of taking care of herself (to an extent).
Like the original story, this movie begins by explaining that Snow White is the only person in the land capable of surpassing the Queen in beauty, which sends said queen into an evil rage. What she doesn’t realize is that the one person dispatched to take the young girl’s heart is a warrior who has been training Snow White in the art of war. This movie is from the producers of Alice in Wonderland, so it seems it will also have beautiful cinematography.
As for the actors, Charlize Theron seems to be the perfect evil queen, and Chris Helmsworth will always get my vote for the devastatingly handsome warrior role. Sam Claflin is playing the prince, but his only appearance in the trailer is a brief reference to the famous kiss. As for Kristen Stewart…she proves once more why I’m not a huge fan of hers. Not one time in this preview does she utter a word – much the same as her role in the Twilight movies. I hope she proves me wrong…that she is not only a worthy Snow White, but an actress worthy of roles such as these. On the whole however, I think this movie could truly be epic.