Synopsis: In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Hunstman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar®winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power. The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.
It looks sufficiently dark enough, but then again so did Red Riding Hood. Well take the all-musical Disney version any day, but it will be nice to see this updated with some cool special effects. Of course, it isn’t enough to just have Snow White as simply “the fairest of them all”, as she now has to be a cool, tough warrior chick. Empower that demographic! We still say Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror is a few steps ahead on this one.
Snow White and the Huntsman will be released on 21 June 2012 in Australia from Universal.