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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1 June 2012 (USA)
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In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Director:

Rupert Sanders

Writers:

Evan Daugherty (screenplay), John Lee Hancock (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Stewart ... Snow White
Chris Hemsworth ... The Huntsman
Charlize Theron ... Ravenna
Sam Claflin ... William
Sam Spruell ... Finn
Ian McShane ... Beith
Bob Hoskins ... Muir
Ray Winstone ... Gort
Nick Frost ... Nion
Eddie Marsan ... Duir
Toby Jones ... Coll
Johnny Harris ... Quert
Brian Gleeson ... Gus
Vincent Regan ... Duke Hammond
Liberty Ross ... Snow White's Mother
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Storyline

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 G.C. Bendixen

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The Fairytale is Over.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Four months prior to the film's shooting, Kristen Stewart learned how to ride horses and use an English accent. See more »

Goofs

When Ravenna merges from the "Black goop" after giving Snow White the apple, you can see the "nylon" mesh for the crow cape she is wearing, and then it disappears. See more »

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The Huntsman: [narration] 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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Alternate Versions

The Extended Version contains 5 new scenes and runs ~4 minutes longer than the Theatrical Version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.152 (2012) See more »

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Preab San Ol
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (yes count them) reboot
20 July 2013 | by HelenMarySee all my reviews

I had no desire to see this film, but when I saw it on DVD I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed it, and was engrossed. Whilst a good film, it was far from original (and I'm not talking about it being an adaptation of the Grimm Fairy Tale), in that it was reminiscent of so many other films; swashbucklers like Robin Hood (especially the old Errol Flynn type versions), The Court Jester, Lord of the Rings, The Princess Bride and anything set in Narnia to name but a few. Whilst the comparison made for unoriginal watching and a feeling that I'd seen it all before, it didn't detract from the cinematographic event and time passing pleasantly in watching the film. The SFX were very good though nothing original (very LOTR), the acting was good and I disagree with other reviewers that say that Kristen Stewart was no good... I liked her performance, certainly better than Twilight, so she's not gregarious but I think she pitched the character well and she didn't write it! Chris Hemsworth was Thor-tastic, he's an incredible physical presence and I really liked his character and he was central to the modern take on the story. Of course Charlize Theron stole the show - she was sublime; beautiful, devious, broken, cunning, cruel, magnificently evil and absolutely barking mad, and the CGI surrounding her person and character were brilliant. The Dwarfs were played hobbit-style by various actors including the wonderful Nick Frost who had some good one-liners. The Dwarfs were a lot of the comedy of the story.

There were gripping moments throughout the film, lots of humour and fantasy and a great deal of daring-do-type action and overall It was very watchable. Snow White (the Disney version) was the first film I ever saw at the cinema, and I apparently was very frightened by some of the more psychologically disturbing imagery, which I question for children even now. Whilst I wouldn't recommend this for children, especially as it's live action rather than animation, the mental images - the psychological impact - aren't that different. A good family film if the children are a little older and there's certainly something in it for everyone.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,217,700, 3 June 2012

Gross USA:

$155,332,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$396,592,829
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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