As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.
When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld.
Jamie Campbell Bower,
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
Director Rupert Sanders' insistence on realism in scale meant minimal miniature model work. The huge castle in the enchanted forest, for example, took 6 months to construct. The gigantic trebuchet, consisting of a metal skeleton interior and wooden exterior, weighed 6.5 tons. See more »
When Finn and the huntsman battle in the forest, Finn says, "I admire your fight, hunter." But his lips are clearly saying "huntsman." See more »
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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I'd read some negative reviews about this film, specifically about Kristen Stewart's acting letting the film down, and I hired it out a few nights ago, thinking it might at least go well with some popcorn. Well, I really enjoyed watching it. I had watched the recent 'Mirror, Mirror' film, and while liking the comic touch in that film, this film felt closer to the original story than 'Mirror, Mirror', in terms of being darker in content and felt like it had a more expansive world with more magic. I think Chris Hemsworth is a very good actor, who has not yet had the chance to truly show his full talent, and while Kristen Stewart isn't at the same level as Hemsworth in her acting, her performance fitted in well with the film and storyline. Charlize Theron made an excellent evil queen, and a slightly sympathetic one, when you see in a flashback scene a horrifying experience that she went through as a child. The special effects are very well done, and the scenery and atmosphere, including mythical creatures, convey an honest to goodness fairytale world come to life. I'd give this film 4 out of 5 stars for entertainment value, and will definitely watch this again.
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