Archive for June 4th, 2012
Director: Rupert Sanders (debut)
Length: 2h 7m
Synopsis: In a land far away, a princess was born that had lips as red as roses, raven-black hair, and skin as fair as snow. Her name was Snow White, and she was destined to become the purist of all creatures. Tragically, when Snow White was just a little girl, her mother passed away. Her father, vulnerable and overcome with grief, remarries a lost woman named Ravenna (Theron) and makes her the new Queen. On their wedding night she slays the King and assumes control of the kingdom, turning it into ruins. Though revered for her beauty, the Queen is nevertheless jealous of her stepdaughter’s fairness. For several long years Snow White (Stewart) remains locked up in the castle. The Queen, whose beauty and youthfulness we find comes from the consumption of young girls, seeks to consume Snow White when told by her magic mirror that doing so would allow her to live in youth forever. Luckily, Snow White manages to escape the castle, but is chased by a Huntsman (Hemsworth) hired by the Queen to fetch her. He eventually catches up to the princess but cannot bring himself to carry out his mission. In fact he falls in love with the fateful girl, and together they look for a way to defeat the evil Queen and reclaim the kingdom.