After being gone for 2 months (because of ill health) I’m happy to say I’m back reviewing a surprisingly good movie. Don’t let the title fool you, it’s not your children’s old fairy tale.
It’s hard to believe this summer Hollywood released, not one, but two completely different interpretations of a favorite children’s fairy tale, the story of Snow White.
Both “Mirror Mirror” and “Snow White and the Huntsman” are movies for
the entire family. The movie I’m reviewing is a dark version of the two.
After the death of Snow White’s (Kristen Steward) father, her evil step-mother locked Snow, for many years, in a lonely room in her father’s castle. Snow White tricks the evil queen’s brother, and makes her escape and finds herself in the ‘Dark Forest’ The queen hearing this, assigned a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to bring Snow back to the castle. This huntsman was chosen because he was the only man to come out of the “Dark Forest’ alive. After seeing Snow White the huntsman agrees not to return Snow to the evil queen. No love interest, more of a mentor teaching Snow how to fight and survive.)
The huntsman and Snow White flee the ‘Dark Forest’ they are found by 7 dwarfs. The dwarfs lead them to an enchanting green pasture fairyland. With the help of the dwarfs and the aid of prince William (Sam Clafin) who loved Snow from childhood, convinced his father to allow his army to fight and defeat the evil queen and her henchmen.
The best thing in the movie is Charlize Theron’s performance as the scheming Queen Rowena. She possessed all sorts of spells that allow her to remain eternally youthful. It was fascinating to watch her transform into many large birds. I would be remiss if I did not mention the beautiful scenery
and the lavish costumes. Would I recommend this movie to friends? Most certainly YES.
3 pop corn bags
Popcorn bags ‘out of 4′