Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Snow White And The Huntsman - 公主與狩獵者

Snow White And The Huntsman (公主與狩獵者) is an 2012 film. The movie stars Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth. The movie is based on the German fairy tale "Snow White" compiled by the Brothers Grimm. Not the Disney cartoon version that I am more accustomed to seeing these days.

In a far away land of kingdoms, there is an honorable King with a a queen and princess. When the queen dies, he marries another. But this person is indeed a sorceress and kills the king on their wedding night. Taking power, those that would resist make a run for it, but the princess is left for dead. But she does not perish. The princess, Snow White is captured and locked away. When the Sorceress Queen finds out that she needs Snow Whites heart to gain immortality, the story gets interesting. Snow White escapes to a nearby magic forest and finds her way her father's loyal servants. Together they plot to retake the Kingdom.

The movie was visually very stunning. The world created seemed out of the old middle age days. Castles, Kings, royalty. The story was pretty interesting too. It wasn't plagued by dwarfs and singing birds. A major relief for me. Alas, the movie was entertaining and let me think to a far away land that has no asians. A place I prolly won't ever visit.

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