What happens when you take a popular Disney fairy tale for a dark spin? It becomes..pretty epic.
In a twist to the “Snow White” story you grew up to, the staggeringly beatiful Charlize Theron plays ruthless Queen Ravenna (the queen has a name!), who has conquered several kingdoms and has evil plans to take over the Kingdom of Tabor.
All is well until she finds out that her stepdaughter, Snow White (played by Kristen Stewart) is destined to surpass her as the kingdom’s future ruler.
The vain Queen Ravenna also learns that Snow White is, in fact, the fairest of them all. Or so her Magic Mirror “reports”.
To remain in power to the throne and achieve immortality, she has to consume Snow White’s heart, Hence, she orders the Huntsman (played by Chris Hemsworth) to take Snow White into the woods to be killed.
In the time that the Huntsman spends with Snow White in the Dark Forest, he lets compassion take over and instead of killing her like he was supposed to, he starts becoming her protector.
Gone were the malicious plans to bring her heart to the Evil Queen. In a flash, the fairy tales twists and turns and suddenly, the Huntsman is teaching Snow White the unique skills of the art of war. He becomes her mentor in a quest to vanquish Queen Ravenna:
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Of course, the dwarves are not forgotten – for they too take part in the quest, alongside Tabor knights and Snow White’s childhod love, Prince William (played by Sam Claflin). By the way, how ironic is it that the prince is named..Prince William?
This is not going to be your average fairy tale. This means war.
But does Snow White succeed in her powerful revolution to kill her stepmother once and for all?
Find out when “Snow White and the Huntsman” is hits the silver screens come 31st May 2012.
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.