As part of Hollywood's vast efforts to cast a dark spell on every storybook classic, first-time director Rupert Sanders presents a thornier version of the classic tale of Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman. Kristen Stewart oddly steps into the role of the famous title character who, unlike the original story, is protected by the dastardly huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who takes her into the woods to be killed. All the while, the envious Evil Queen (Charlize Theron) is busy spinning her wheels trying to find a way to end Snow White and steal her glory.
I'm behind all the casting for this seemingly interesting spin on the classic. That is, except Kristen Stewart. Seriously? They couldn't find someone--anyone--who was a little more believable as someone who the evil queen (ironically played by the stunningly gorgeous Theron) would want to kill get her looks? Yeah, that I'm not buying. But the rest of the film looks pretty good. Snow White and the Huntsman, not to be confused with its rival film Mirror, Mirror (formerly The Untitled Snow White Project) gallops into theaters June 1, 2012.