“Lips red as blood, hair dark as night. Bring me your heart, my dear, dear Snow White”
The story of Snow White has been the new trend, with ABC’s new TV show, “Once Upon a Time” as well as a film coming out this month starring Julia Roberts, “Mirror Mirror.”
What is to say that this twist is different from the rest?
With an idea of a morbid spin on the classic fairytale alongside a world-renowned cast, from Twilight star Kristen Stewart to Charlize Theron, “Snow White and the Huntsman” is unique.
In a twisted plot to murder her stepdaughter Snow White (Stewart), the merciless Queen Ravenna (Theron), enraged by her Magic Mirror’s (Christopher Obi) predictions and orders a heartless huntsman, Eric (Chris Hemsworth) to murder the innocent princess. By engulfing her heart, the ruthless Queen gets the chance at an immortal life and eternal reign. The “Fairest One of All” Snow White escapes into the Dark Forest only to be caught by the Huntsman. Eric pities the lovely Snow White and becomes her protector and mentor thus initiating an armed force of seven dwarves alongside the heroic Prince Charming (Sam Claflin) in rebellion against the wicked queen.
Famous for his work in commercial advertising, Director Rupert Sanders chose this fairytale as he makes his debut in Hollywood. Having worked on advertising for the majority of his career, Sanders has a knack for great visuals. This is seen as he makes the famous mirror on the wall morph into human form flowing ghost-like on the screen.
“Snow White and the Huntsman” is a visually enhancing, sinister spin on the classic fairytale. In an undying story of good verses evil, it features gruesome battle scenes depicting the ugly feud between the Queen and her step daughter as well as the romanesque battle of the two opposing armies.
The action-adventure features elaborate costumes portraying the lovely Snow White as a damsel in distress turned bad-ass heroine as well as the extraordinary use of visuals and breath-taking locations. Not to mention the state-of -the-art CGI depicting the brutality of war and the beauty of love. Scenes sensationally captures the Kingdom at its richest and the drastic evil reign of the wicked queen upon the land and its people. Nothing can be more impacting than a grim action packed twist on our classic love story.
“Snow White and the Huntsman” arrives in theatres on June 1st.