Snow White and the Huntsman isn’t your typical fairy tale movie.
First off, there’s no real damsel in distress. In fact, Kristen Stewart wears the shining armor that’s usually reserved for the knights sent to save girls in her position. Second, it’s dark. You see the truly evil queen actually being evil, as Charlize Theron literally sucks the life out of other girls to make herself beautiful. Third, we don’t see a prince anywhere, and here’s the kicker: we don’t even miss him!
This Snow White is pretty, sure, but we root for her for a different reason: she kicks ass, and in the movie isn’t just saving herself, but also commanding an entire freakin’ army. She’s almost a modern day Joan of Arc, except she’s got Chris Hemsworth helping her. Chris Hemsworth. He’s reason enough to watch anything. Check out the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman below!
With Snow White and the Huntsman and its tamer companion Mirror, Mirror both shaping up to be blockbusters, you can probably expect to see even more fairy tale adaptations in theaters soon. Here are our picks for the leading ladies to play our favorite Disney princesses!
Fashionista and Gossip Girl star Blake Lively would be the perfect live action Aurora. Her eclectic, chic style makes the color-changing dress (First it’s pink! Now it’s blue!) her dream come true. In addition, her cascading blonde hair and heavy-lidded eyes make her look the part, no cursed spindle required! Do you think Ryan Reynolds would volunteer for Prince Philip? I think a kiss from him could wake anybody up!
The Little Mermaid
Emma Stone, who we’ll see soon in The Amazing Spider-Man would perfectly capture Ariel–her curiosity, humor, and bright red hair are already part of the package! Seriously, can’t you just see her palling around with Flounder? Squeee!
Beauty and the Beast
Wouldn’t Nina Dobrev make a great Belle? Her delicate features, graceful demeanor, and elegant style pretty much make her a shoe-in. Plus, starring in The Vampire Diaries gives her experience with beasts who have good hearts deep down (even though in her case, those hearts may not necessarily be beating).
Are you looking forward to Snow White and the Huntsman? What’s your favorite fairy tale flick? Who’s your favorite princess? Let us know in the comments!