SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

Snow White and the Huntsman-This is Definitely Not a Fairy Tale!

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of us all? Snow White and the Huntsman is dark and wicked but we think it’s well worth a full price ticket!

Hoping that most of us have probably long forgotten the details of the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; writers Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, and Hossein Amini and director by Rupert Sanders deliver a stunning rendition of the storybook classic.

We have to admit we were a little skeptical after seeing the trailers for the movie. We couldn’t wrap our minds around how this movie would be able to convey a dark version of the story. In recent years there have been many remakes of classic kids stories, some were good and some were bad. This movie was able to accomplish three things other remakes have failed to do: first, capture the critical elements of the original story, second, layer in new twists that take you in a completely different direction, and third, maintain believability within the storyline without being too deliberate.  Snow White and the Huntsman holds its own, so much so you’ll want to go back and read the story to see how different this movie really is.

Staring Kristen Stewart (Snow White), Chris Hemsworth (The Huntsman) and Charlize Theron (Ravenna); the movie starts with a young Snow White and her family. We are then taken through a journey of love, redemption, deceit, bedlam, and wickedness. Vanity rears her ugly head (not the 80’s singer) as Ravenna and will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even if that means the unthinkable. We then see Snow White in a way we have never imagined her before! Stewart is convincing as Snow White, and Theron delivers a captivating performance as Ravenna.

Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. This movie is jam packed with action and the cinematography is superb. The movie does an excellent job of merging the light and feathery feel of a fairy tale with the melancholy gloom of a thriller. We don’t want to give away too much, this one you have to see. You won’t be disappointed.

Warning: Do not bring little ones to this movie unless you want many sleepless nights and family therapy in your future. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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