Monday, June 4, 2012

Movie Monday: Snow White and the Huntsman

It's the first weekend in June, and after a dull May (minus The Avengers, of course!) I'm ready to see if this summer has anything left in the tank that doesn't reek of desperation and lowest common denominator.

Snow White and the Huntsman is the second adaptation of the Grimm Fairy Tale we all grew up learning. After Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) marries and then murders her way to become the ruler of the realm, she rules with an iron fist, draining the life from the land and the vitality of young women to keep her own features fair and beautiful. When her captive stepdaughter Snow White (Kristen Stewart) threatens to surpass her own beauty, Ravenna decides to consume her heart, therefore living forever. Before she can do this, Snow White manages to escape, and with the help of allies threatens to end the evil reign of her cruel stepmother.

Snow White and the Huntsman is directed by Rupert Sanders and stars Theron, Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Bob Hoskins, Ian McShane and Toby Jones.

Click here for the full review at Open Letters Monthly.

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