Saturday, May 19, 2012

Books to movies: Snow White and the Huntsman

I had a hard time choosing the movie for this week. There are a ton of non-book related titles, but I wanted to stick to what I've started so.. The title this week is another one of Snow White adaptations. A couple of weeks ago, we discussed "Mirror, Mirror", which starred Julia Roberts as the evil queen in yet another such adaptation. I must confess that I still haven't watched it. But I'll make sure to see it soon.

Anyway, "Snow White and the Huntsman" comes out in the USA on June 1, 2012, so that's right around the corner. It proceeds just the same as the original fairy tale:

Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen. Unable to tolerate the insult to her vanity, the evil queen decides that Snow White must die. The queen sends a huntsman to kill Snow White. However the huntsman finds himself unable to murder the innocent young woman, and instead ends up training her to become a warrior capable of threatening the queen's reign.  - taken from IMDB.

Now, go ahead and guess who's starring as Snow White. You can't? Okay, I shall tell you. It's Kristen Stewart. Yes, the Kristen Stewart. And I'm not very excited about that fact. I mean, she plays a weak girl with a bunch of emotional problems with no difficulty, but a warrior princess? Who are they kidding? So, I'm either gonna end up hating that movie (because of Kristen) or loving it (if she actually shows that she can really truly act).

Well, there is one person who could make me love the movie, even if Kristen fails to do so. It's... Chris Hemsworth. If you're wondering who that is, perhaps Thor would ring a bell..? Anyway, I love that guy, both in face and acting skills. He was great in Thor, cocky, brave and eager to prove his worth. I hope he's got it all figured in this one.

There are monsters here, like real monsters. There's magic. And there's the desire to survive. I only wonder if there would be a prince, or Mr. Huntsman would do the honors of saving the pretty warrior princess...?

Wanna see the trailer?

Oh, and here's what the poster looks like. I actually find it really pretty. With that shield and armor, and Kristen looks so mysteriously beautiful as a warrior princess. I really really really hope she doesn't mess up this movie.

So, any thoughts?