Sarah, what are your first impressions of Snow White and the Huntsman?
Sarah: Tht tit's going to be badass. Seriously, this movie looks awesome for all the reasons except that Kristen Steart is the lead. But I suppose I can overlook it because Charlize Theron is going to bring a whole new meaning of evil with her role as the Queen.
A: Even thought it's a movie about Snow White, I have to agree with you here. I think this film looks pretty sweet. I honestly get pretty jacked up every time I see the trailer because of the dark look it has to it, and the performance that Theron appears to give. In the role of Queen Ravenna, I totally want the actress to chew the scenary and make it menacing.
S: Speaking of the scenery, I am excited to see the role that The Dark Forest plays. In past movies, this section of the story is glazed over pretty quickly, but in this one they seem to linger on it for a while. I am really excited about this setting.
I am also interested to see what the role of The Huntsman is in this story, because there is still a Prince Charming. That's what I find interesting - there seems to be a little bit of a love interest between Snow and the Huntsman, so where does Prince come into play? So many questions left to be answered!
A: That's a good point Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) plays Prince William, and when you include Hemsworth's Hunstman, that makes three. I really hope that they're not going for any sort of Bella-Edward-Jacob type love triangle, because I don't think that's necessary in this film.
I am looking forward to Hemsworth's performance because the dude has been having a big year, and a huge last two years, ever since he became famous for playing Thor in the Marvel films. I hope he gets a fair share of screentime, because his character is one that isn't focused on a whole lot in other iterations of Snow White.
Question for you Sarah: without looking at IMDb or anything, do you know who plays the dwarves in Snow White and the Huntsman?
S: First, I really hope they don't do the love triangle either. We have all seen how Stewart handles that and I think it is safe to say that she is a one-guy-at-a-time gal.
Second, I can honestly say that I have no idea who the dwarves are going to be played by. But I am excited to see them more as a working/mountain people instead of singing dancing fools.
A: Since you don't know who plays the dwarves, let me inform you and tell me what you think. Among the bigger names, we have:
- Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Bob Hoskins (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), Ray Winstone (The Departed), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes).
Take a look at this photo and tell me that under some of that makeup you don't recognize some relatively big-name actors (click on the photo to enlarge it).
|For reference, Frost is on the far left, Jones is the shortest and 3rd from the left, McShane is 4th from left, Hoskins if 3rd from the right and Marsan is the 2nd from the right.|
Personally I'm interested to see how they perform as well, because quite frankly the dwarves have been almost completely absent from the marketing for this film. With guys like McShane and Hoskins involved, they should be getting right on the poster and they're not! It's almost like they're hiding them. I don't get that. Seriously, that's McShane holding the pick-axe in the middle, how awesome does he look?
S: Oh my goodness! I would never have guessed that they were the dwarves! To be honest, I thought they were actual little people! Goes to show that I should have done my research!
I'm not sure why they haven't been more a part of the marketing as well. While the focus really isn't on them, the story is still called "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves." They are main character in the story and do end up helping Snow White quite a but. It should be interesting to see how their part in the story is changed in this adaptation.
A: Yeah, I had no idea until I saw some other blogger's talking about it on Twitter yesterday. So this is actually quite the big cast outside of the top three stars. We're very much looking forward to this one and will definitely be seeing it on Saturday afternoon.
Ok, Sarah, outside of Snow White there isn't any other wide release coming out this weekend. There are a couple of horror movies coming out in limited release in Piranha 3DD and The Loved Ones (which I'm sure I'll see once they go wide), and the new stoner comedy High School, but because those aren't going to be going wide for a little bit we'll hold off on discussing them.
S: Ha! I saw the trailer for Piranha 3DD yesterday and it looked like such a joke! "Killer" fish and boobs. I mean I guess some people go for that, but come on! Oh well, to each their own I suppose.
Ok readers, we're seeing Snow White and the Huntsman on Saturday with a good friend, so be on the lookout for the review! Until then, thanks for reading!
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