Watch the official trailer for "Snow White and the Huntsman"
On Sunday night, I walked into the beautifully redone Village Theater, bought some delicious popcorn, and settled into my seat to watch a new movie, "Snow White and the Huntsman." From the producer of "Alice and Wonderland", Joe Roth, comes a twist on the classic fairy tale, Snow White. It's not the cheerful technicolor motion picture that it used to be -- the plot is overall darker and there are more than a few violent battles, but nothing too graphic.
At the start of the movie, young Snow White's mother, the Queen, dies. Her father gets remarried to a beautiful prisoner of war, Ravenna (played by Charlize Theron). Ravenna, who become's Snow White's stepmother, immediately kills the King and takes control over the land, ruling in partnership with her brother using terror and an iron fist. Her beauty is her power, and she keeps herself beautiful by seemingly inhaling the youth of young women. Ravenna keeps Snow White locked away in a tower...until she learns from her magic mirror that Snow White is destined to surpass her as the fairest of them all.
If Ravenna can hold Snow White's heart in her hand, then she will become immortal and stay in power forever. However, Snow White is wise enough to escape from the tower and into the Dark Forest. Desperate to capture her, Queen Ravenna recruits a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to hunt down Snow White in exchange for bringing his beloved wife back from the grave. With great pacing and well-developed characters, I thought that the movie was a perfect balance between action and romance.
Of course, some things remain constant with the fairy tale that we all know and love. The dwarves are still important in the story, the poisoned apple is still a key element, and we can't forget the classic evil stepmother/beautiful princess dynamic. However, I liked seeing this movie get a fresh coat of paint that will make it appealing again to all types of audiences.
"My favorite part of the movie was definitely all of the special effects. I felt like I was actually right alongside the action!" moviegoer Hailey Knight said. I'd have to agree with her. The stunning multimedia effects took my breath away! From spectacular scenery to dramatic aging effects, the special effects gurus did an incredible job.
The movie has been outperforming expectations, bringing in over $56 million. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who loves the original! (caution to younger viewers -- the movie appropriately rated PG-13)
Length: 127 minutes
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Clafin
See Coronado Village Theater times here.
For more information on the movie, visit http://www.snowwhiteandthehuntsman.com/
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