Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman Movie PosterSnow White and the Huntsman is a 2012 fantasy film directed by newcomer Rupert Sanders.  The film stars Kristen Stewart, Cherlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth.  There is defintily more style to the film then substance.  However, the film isn’t as shallow as it would first appear.  It does some very interesting things with the evil queen’s back story. Charlize Theron steals every scene she is in.  Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth do the best with what they’re given, but they’re largely archetypal compared to Kristen’s Stewart’s fascinatingly broken queen.

The film is worth watching alone for its imaginative portrayal of magic.  There’s a scene for instance, where the evil queen slowly drags herself from a pile of raven ichor until she slowly solidifies into a woman once again.   She doesn’t rise magically or form from a mist… She has to painfully drag her broken body from a pile of corpses.  Her magic is dirty, bloody, primal and comes at a drastic cost.

Overall, the film isn’t a study on the human condition, but it isn’t a shallow special effects fest either.  Want to hear more? Listen to the podcast below!

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3 thoughts on “Snow White and the Huntsman

  1. I guess I’ll check this movie out when it’s released on DVD, it does look very interesting visually from what I’ve seen in the trailers. It certainly looks better than “Mirror, Mirror”.

    Just a quick question, does the English version of the fairy tale really say “lips as red as a rose”? Because the German version is “lips as red as blood”, which seems to me would have fit better with the darker tone of the movie.

    As for fantasy anime, how about Record of Lodoss War (the OVA), doesn’t get more fantasy than that. Or how about Dragon Half?

    • Tora chan, I need to toally preemptively apologize for forgetting about your comments in the new episode I just uploaded. In that one I say we didn’t get any feedback for this episode, and I completely forgot that you left feedback. I am SO sorry. I don’t know where my mind was when I recorded that.

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