Conspicuous Poster & Trailer of the Week: Snow White & The Huntsman

A few months ago, I compared the two upcoming Snow White adaptations. One is now called Mirror, Mirror, directed by the visual maestro Tarsem (whose film Immortals is out this Friday) and the other one is by first-time director Rupert Sanders.

I’ve said before that I’m more interested in the Tarsem’s version, and as you can see in the recently-released stills, the costumes look beautiful. But after hearing more about the Sanders’ version, and seeing this new three-way banner, I’m slightly more intrigued now.

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Here’s the plot per The Film Stage:

In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) 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) 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.

Apart from Kirsten Stewart, I quite like the cast. For one, I think Charlize Theron has that icy-cool demeanor along with her stunning good looks that makes her a perfect evil queen. Julia Roberts just doesn’t seem to fit in the role, though I reserve judgment until I see a trailer at the very least. Hemsworth already proved his chops as a leading man in Thor, so I’m good w/ him as the prince. I’m also intrigued by the Lord of the Rings look to the costumes and the coloring and style of the banner also reminds me a bit of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. It’d be interesting to see a gritty take of a classic fairy tale. Hopefully this won’t be another Red Riding Hood!

Ok, here’s the trailer:

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Woof! Color me impressed. I like it! It’s definitely darker than what I had imagined and Charlize definitely makes for a ruthless but stunning evil queen. Hemsworth looks good, too, though it’s not too much of a stretch from being the Thor‘s Son of Odin. Again, I’m going to defer judgment about Kirsten until I see the whole film, but at least she doesn’t look as mopey as she is in Twilight here. I hope the film looks as good as the trailer.

So what do you think, folks? Interested in seeing this one?

33 thoughts on “Conspicuous Poster & Trailer of the Week: Snow White & The Huntsman

  1. I don’t mind Stewart as the lead, although if i had to choose a actress from the Twilight franchise for the lead i would have preferred Dakota instead. But overall i would love to see a gritty take on a fairytale done right. I think Red Riding had potential, but the script seemed reluctant to truly embrace the darker aspects of the premise.

    For example, all the characters talk as if the wolf tears its victims apart, but there is no evidence of that shown. All of the wolfs victims look barely injured. And the direction by hardwick didn’t help cover up the problems with the script either.

    1. Yeah I think Dakota would be a better option as Snow White. Well so far they’ve cast a better actor as the male protagonist than the Abercrombie model-types they had for RRH.

  2. I actually kinda like Kristen Stewart. She was great in a movie shot here in Pittsburgh called “Adventureland” with Jesse Eisenberg. I think she gets too much flack for Twilight. It’s the twihards I don’t care for much but then again that movie’s not aimed at my generation.

    Charlize is great. I didn’t even recognize her in “Monster”. Seriously. Her guest stint on Arrested Development was my favorite thing she’s ever done.

    As far as “Mirror, Mirror” goes I think Tarsem is a visual genius and great music video/commercial director but I feel he hasn’t put a great movie together yet. “Immortals” looks great but I think like it’s predecessor, “300”, it’s more style over substance. Check out this Levi’s commerecial that Tarsem shot but never aired due to it’s dark theme. I’ll take this over Old Navy anyday. LOL.


    1. Yeah I suppose since I haven’t seen her in anything else but Twilight, I’m a bit harsh on her. I did hear good things about her performance in Adventureland and that Joan Jett biopic.

      Charlize is awesome however, she is so much more than a pretty face. I just laugh how they depict Kirsten as being fairer than her. I mean, in what universe??? Now, that’s a fairy tale 😀

        1. Huh?? Well in the fairy tale, Snow White already is more beautiful than the Queen, not destined to be. In any case, we’ll see just how K-Stew fares in this one.

            1. How is she destined to surpass her?? Plastic surgery?? Ahah. I don’t want to keep dwelling on this but I still feel that Kristen just doesn’t embody what I’d picture Snow White would be, y’know. I think Katie below said it best: “Snow White is supposed to be fair in a delicate porcelain kind of way, and Kristen just has the wrong kind of edgy tough girl look.”

  3. Ted S.

    Didn’t expect much from either of these Snow White flicks but after seeing this trailer, it peaked my interest just a bit. I wonder if either of these films will big a big hit or not, the last time Hollywood decided to come out with two big budgeted films with the same premise, both of them failed at the box office big time.

  4. Trailer looks impressive (although the YouTube doesn’t work) and it seems like Charlize Theron is going to be a blast to watch. K-Stew is probably going to be the most boring character in the movie. Looking forward to it!

    1. Sheesh, the youtube clips kept getting yanked, I’ve had it! Finally I found one I could embed. Yeah, not sure about K-Stew casting either, she better prove me wrong, but looks like this is a scene-stealing opportunity for Charlize!

  5. Hmm…there’s not much that I’ve gained from the trailer. It looks like an update that is very much post-Lord of the Rings. Not necessarily a bad thing but it certainly lacks the whimsy of the original story. Again, maybe a good thing but I’d have to see the film to make a judgement. At the moment, I’m not so impressed.

  6. Since I heard about the two adaptation I’ve leaned towards the Theron/Stewart/Hemsworth one. I saw the trailer earlier today and I quite liked it… until Stewart came on. I don’t know, she’s still too ‘Twilight’ at the moment. Does Hemsworth have a Scottish accent too?!

    1. Glad you feel the same about Stewart, she just comes across sooo melancholy for some reason. Hemsworth is Australian so probably his Aussie accent is what came out in the film, ha..ha..

    1. Ha..ha.. well apparently we’re in the minority, matey. Hollywood seems to love K Stew, hence all the roles she’s getting. I’m still willing to give her a fair shake tho.

      Ha..ha.. well I hope your ‘law’ won’t apply to EVERY movie w/ a good trailer, but yeah I get what you mean 🙂

  7. I really like how this looks! Great post Ruth. My post will launch in about 30mins and I mentioned something kinda silly that I noticed in the trailer! Also linked back to your page! Keep a lookout!

    Have a great Friday my friend!!

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  9. I agree, I didn’t like Kirsten Stewart in being the lead. Let’s just hope she’s better than we think she would. I saw someone tweeted; why Charlize Theron is threatened by Kirsten Stewart’s beauty? It’s hilarious, but I have to agree on that. I just saw the poster with the text ‘from the producers of Alice in Wonderland’, I suppose they meant to make a remake of all fairy tales but AiC doesn’t impressed me too. Well, let’s see, maybe it could wow me.

    1. It could’ve been my tweet, ahah. I said in what world is Kirsten better looking than Charlize??? That’s why I think they should’ve picked a young actress with breathtaking beauty, not some emotive girl who pouts all the time. I mean she is pretty but not beautiful in the way I think of Snow White, y’know?

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  11. I caught this trailer yesterday and I have to admit it did make me sit up and pay attention. Charlize Theron will make a very good evil queen I think, but I’m a bit worried about Hemsworth and Stewart. Stewart especially just looks wrong. Snow White is supposed to be fair in a delicate porcelain kind of way, and Kristen just has the wrong kind of edgy tough girl look.
    Interesting to see how this one turns out.

    1. Yeah, Charlize really is the star here. They might as well call this The Evil Queen, ahah. I just don’t see Stewart as Snow White either, not at all.

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