I was watching T.V the other day and was surprised to come across two movie trailers that are based off of the same fairy tale story. Although both movies are set to be released later in 2012, that’s where the similarities end. Just from the trailers, it’s apparent that the two contain different plot twists and emit contrasting semblances.
First up is Snow White and the Huntsman, an action-adventure flick where Kirsten Stewart plays Snow White, the only woman in the land that’s more beautiful than the evil queen. Charlize Theron is casted as the evil queen who sets out to destroy Snow White and restore her title as the fairest in the land, but never imagines that the huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) she orders to kill Snow White is the same man who trained the young woman in war. Joining them will be Sam Claflin, the prince who has long fell head over heels in love by Snow White’s beauty.
I like how dark and mysterious the trailer looks, because dayum, it looks good. I mean, it seems like it’s going to be an epic journey with an almost-perfect cast. And I’m so excited to see Charlize play the big bad queen and Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman. I didn’t enjoy Chris that much in Thor, but he’s got potential. Plus on a shallow note, he’s pretty hot. On the other hand, I’m not too excited about Kirsten Stewart as Snow White, but it’s time that she breaks out of her Twilight role and venture onto something else. Do I think she’s fairer than Charlize? Heck no. But we’ll see if she can show the world that she’s got some acting chops up her sleeves. Check out the trailer and posters below. The movie’s set out to be released June 1st of next year.
In contrast to Snow White and the Huntsman, Mirror Mirror is a romantic-comedy and action adventure. Just watch the trailer, which makes it all the more obvious from the get-go that it won’t be a weepy film, but one chalk full of humor. Our evil queen is played by Julia Roberts, who is not only one of the best comedic actresses in Hollywood, but also one of the best actresses ever. Period. She’ll be up against Lily Collins in the love department, where Collins plays Snow White, an exiled princess as she leads a revolution to regain back her kingdom against the queen with the help of her friends aka the dwarves. The prince will be played by Armie Hammer. Mirror Mirror will hit movie theaters on March 16, 2012, about three months ahead of SWatH.
Can I just say how exquisite and richly ornate everything looks on set. Oh God, just look at the dresses, too! Is it weird that I actually want to try one on, even if that corset looks like it would end up giving me bruises after an hour? I also like this trailer too, and from what I’ve seen of it, Julia Roberts is HILARIOUS. And she’s so witty, which I love!
I look forward to both Snow White movies next year, though I admit I find SWatH a little bit more intriguing because the trailer makes it look so badass. You never know, both just might end up to be entertaining, awesome and a box office hit.