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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Fantasy  |  1 June 2012 (USA)
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In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

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Snow White, imprisoned daughter of the late king, escapes just as the Magic Mirror declares her the source of the Evil Queen's immortality. The Queen sends her men, led by a local huntsman, to bring her back. But upon her capture, the huntsman finds he's being played and turns against the Queen's men, saving Snow White in the process. Meanwhile, Snow's childhood friend, William, learns that she is alive and sets off to save her. Written by G.C. Bendixen

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The Fairytale is Over

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Action | Drama | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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$170,000,000 (estimated)

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$56,217,700 (USA) (1 June 2012)

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$155,111,815 (USA) (31 August 2012)
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Trivia

The drops of blood at the beginning of the film are actually the director's real blood. Sanders felt the fake blood looked too unrealistic, so he pricked his finger to get the shot he wanted. See more »

Goofs

As Snow White flees with the white horse, when she mounts (at around 27 mins), it has neither saddle nor blanket. As she rides into the swamp (at around 28 mins) the horse has a not quite white blanket over it's back. When the horse mires (at around 29 mins), the blanket is gone. See more »

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The Huntsman: [narration] Once upon a time, in deep winter, a queen was admiring the falling snow, when she saw a rose blooming in defiance of the cold. Reaching for it she pricked her finger and three drops of blood fell. And because the red seemed so alive against the white she thought, "If only I had a child as white as snow, lips as red as blood, hair as black as a raven's wings, and all with the strength of that rose." Soon after a daughter was born to the queen and was named Snow White.
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Worth it
1 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must say, when I first heard the news that there was going to be a Snow White live-action film, I had a good laugh. When I heard that Kristen Stewart was going to play Snow White, I had an even bigger laugh. But when I saw the trailer, I stopped laughing. And then I watched the movie, and knew I had to write a review. This film is not going to win many(if any) awards, nor will it be a favorite this year, but it is entirely a good movie. Stunning visual effects, many great landscape shots, good acting, great action, and a believable storyline. This is not the Disney film you are used to, but a much grittier and more mature take on the original tale. You should not take your children to this film, nor should the intense nature of the film scare you off. I enjoyed it from start to finish, and I think many people will too.


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