I was already sold by the first trailer, yes despite Kristen Stewart’s casting, but this new, 5-min extended-preview promises a darker, more sinister adventure for the fair princess. This one might as well been called ‘Mirror, Mirror’ as well as the gold mirror melting and forming a human-like figure is pretty cool, but really this trailer is still all about Charlize as the evil queen.
Perhaps the studio have been hearing people’s snide remarks about Kristen Stewart being regarded as more beautiful than Charlize (yeah, uh-uh, whatev-er) so I guess they’re going with Snow White as being beautiful in the inside. Oh, o-kay. It shows her mother saying to her as a young girl, “… you possess rare beauty my love, in here…” pointing to her heart. “… she will bring an end to the darkness…” says one of the rugged-looking dwarfs (seems like they’re all Grumpy, I don’t see Bashful or Sneezy in sight, ahah).
Chris Hemsworth seems suitably gruff as the huntsman, though I doubt his ax can quite match his Thor‘s mjolnir, no matter how skillful he’s able to wield it 🙂 No sign of Prince Charming anywhere but is he really needed? Doesn’t look like the princess has much time for romance between all that horse chase and sword fights! Maybe she should hook up with the hunky huntsman instead? ehm.
I’m really curious to see what newbie British director Rupert Sanders has in store for us. Universal undoubtedly takes some risk by hiring a first time director to helm a $100 mil project, but they’re doing the same with Carl Rinsch who’s currently working on 47 Ronin with a $170 million budget, a 3D samurai revenge story starring Keanu Reeves (per THR). Well, let’s hope he delivers and won’t be the next Joseph Kosinski as the disappointing Tron: Legacy barely made up its $170 mil budget.
Anyway, June sure is shaping up to be one hectic month for movie lovers and this one hits June 1st in the US.
So what do you think folks? Which Snow White adaptation do you prefer, this one or Mirror, Mirror?