Snow White vs . . . Snow White?

For those who keep up with upcoming films, it’s been long time knowledge that two Snow White films will be released next year. Last week, the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman debuted online. This more action version of the story has Kristen Stewart playing Snow White, making her first appearance since the Twilight movies, as well as Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Charlize Theron playing the evil queen. Yesterday, the trailer for Mirror, Mirror, which appears far more whimsical in nature, casts Julia Roberts as the evil queen and Armie Hammer (The Social Network, J. Edgar) as the prince.

Which looks better? Which one would you be more likely to see?

Snow White and the Huntsman

I don’t think that Kristen Stewart looks the part of Snow White at all. As a friend put it, she doesn’t look innocent or “genuinely beautiful” to fit the part. I am surprised, however, at how creepy and evil Charlize Theron came across as the evil queen. The trailer did focus more on her than any of the other characters, which I think may be an advantage for them. The mirror appears to take on an actual form, and the story really comes to life in the trailer. If you watch this trailer in HD, it’s very visually appealing. I think this film has more potential to gather a wider audience than the other.

Mirror, Mirror

In this trailer, Julia Roberts is really pulling for laughs. The writing for the queen makes her appear very cynical with a dry sense of humor. Tarsem Singh, director for the recent film Immortals, seems to be taking the more classic route by including the dwarves. I was able to catch just a small glimpse of the queen in disguise offering an apple to Snow White. I was hoping to see more of that in the other trailer. I was almost reminded of last year’s Alice in Wonderland with the costumes (Julia Robert’s giant red dress?). This one looks like it may bring in more of a family-friendly audience. It will be interesting to see which does better. My money is on Snow White and the Huntsman.

 

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4 thoughts on “Snow White vs . . . Snow White?

  1. I prefer the ‘Huntsman’ version but at the same time, I don’t know if that one would win box office. Tarsem’s version is likely to cater to kids and therefore it just might be a hit in that regard. We’ll see I suppose.

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  2. I didn’t think about it like that–good point. Do you know which film is released first? I thought Tarsem’s version might be, but I wasn’t sure. The order in which they are released could have some effect on how they do at the box office. Tarsem’s looks far more family-friendly, I would have to agree. Thanks for the comment!

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  3. I think Mirror, Mirror could have done better had the trailer come out BEFORE Huntsman. There was little comparison following with The Huntsman overall winning over most people. I’m not sure whether it was the writing or just the trailer cut that made Mirror, Mirror appear less appealing. Let’s hope it was the latter. Thanks for commenting!

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