Director: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
The Evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) is told by her Magic Mirror that her hated step-daughter Snow White is about to surpass her as Fairest of Them All, and take her place on the throne.
Well, we all know that the Evil Queen cannot let that happen. And all of us familiar with the Grimm’s Fairy Tale, and the Walt Disney version of the story know that Snow White gets on her toes and flees the castle. But you can forget about singing dwarfs and cartoon forest animals, for this Snow White is a fairy tale with an epic, action adventure twist with plenty of violence and bloody battles.
The movie had its world premiere in London on Monday and is set to give The Avengers a run for its money at the box office. Speaking of which Avenger Thor (Hemsworth) stars here as The Huntsman, despatched by the Queen to kill Snow White.
However, he throws in his lot with the beautiful young girl (Twilight’s Stewart), protects her and teaches her fancy fighting skills to prepare her for the day she will battle for the throne.
Our warrior princess is aided in her quest by a band of eight dwarfs (Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan and Bob Hoskins amongst them) and her childhood love Prince William (Sam Claflin). It’s a weighty cast, a sizzling plot, and fantastic action scenes so perfect for summer blockbuster fare.