Next year, two movies will be released in theaters based on the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tale, Snow White. In March, Mirror Mirror, a Julia Roberts vehicle that appears to be a lighthearted interpretation. The second, Snow White & The Huntsman, coming out in June, stars an actress who is no stranger to paleness, Kristen Stewart in the lead role and Chris Hemsworth, better known as Thor, as the Huntsman. It comes to us from the same producer as Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland film and offers a similarly toned version of the story, even inexplicably featuring the heroine wearing a suit of armor and wielding a sword and shield. Two movies about the same subject with varying depictions. An obvious question presents itself: Why Snow White and why now?
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