On June 1, 2012, “Snow White and the Huntsman” hit theaters. This movie which gives a twist to the “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” fairy tale, is directed by Rupert Sanders, (“acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist”) in his feature-film debut. Producers Joe Roth (producer of “Alice in Wonderland”) and Sam Mercer (producer of “The Sixth Sense”) have done a great job at creating a new vision to “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.
This film is only somewhat similar to “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in the sense that Snow White is innocent and pure and dwarfs do make an appearance but the comparison does not go much further. At a 126 minutes, it is filled with action, violence, drama, and romance all while keeping you on your toes … for the most part. There were some parts that ‘dragged‘, but not enough to make me uninterested. Overall this movie was satisfying to me.
The evil queen/stepmother, Ravenna, is out to get Snow White because she is the only person in the land that is fairer than her. The Huntsman is sent by queen Ravenna to kill Snow White. Once the Huntsman realizes that he is unable to kill the innocent, Snow White, they start their own Journey. The Huntsman ends up training Snow White to become a warrior to fight for her own life, which threatens queen Ravenna’s reign.
The famous “Twilight” star, Kristen Stewart, plays the role of Snow White. Oscar winner Charlize Theron, does an amazing job as playing the role of the evil queen/stepmother Ravenna. The handsome “Thor” superstar, Chris Hemsworth, takes on the role of the Huntsman. Sam Clafin, from “Pirates of the Caribbean:On Stranger Tides”, plays the role of William who is the prince long enchanted by the beauty and power of Snow White.
For me being a “Twilight” fan, and definitely a fan of Kristin Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, what more could I ask for in one movie? It is worth seeing. If you enjoy watching movies that are violent, dramatic, with a little romance, this is a must see.