Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Where Are the Damned Dwarfs? (Snow White and the Huntsman Trailer)

While her lip biting, glitter loving, hairless wolf man teasing ways have surely ignited passionate bases both in favor of her and vehemently against her, I still hold out some deep reserved hope that Kristen Stewart will make it in the Hollywood industry. I can't really explain it, but she left quite the impression on me with her breakthrough film Panic Room, along with some of the pre-Twilight films of Into the Wild, In the Land of Women, and Zathura. Granted only in Panic Room was she called upon to perform some actual acting, but all the same I think there's a chance for her yet.

While the new trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman has some promise for fantasy-adventure, I notice she's being sold as the third heel to Theron and Hemsworth. Which is fine, but I'm not sure she's the film's biggest setback. First, the complete lack of the dwarfs from the marketing campaign is disturbing for me. Anyone who has seen the Disney classic knows for a fact that they're the glue that holds it all together. Secondly the film is being helmed by first time director Rupert Sanders based on a screenplay by three writers with completely different backgrounds. None of that means it'll be bad, but I find both of those to be red flags.

However since this year was the year of Green (Green Lantern, Green Hornet), I guess next year will get to be the year of White. While I admit I'm much more engaged in seeing Singh take on the classic, this first trailer does show promise.

5 better thoughts:

Mette said...

Kristen Stewart is supposed to be shockingly good in "The Runaways", I've heard... But yes, even I liked her in Into the Wild, for example, but the Twilight series aren't helping her much. It's not a very grateful role.

Castor said...

Who needs dwarves when you have the Evil Queen? ;)

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

She is fairly good in The Runaways. I don't hate her. I think her natural personality reeks of something abysmal...but who am I to judge?

Red said...

The dwarves are in one of the posters that were released along with the trailer. You barely notice them, but it is weird that trailer didn't include them as well.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think the trailer looks cool.
Wanted to ask - I'd nominated your blog for the 411 Movie Award for Best Gossip. Did they ever contact you? Didn't see the nomination badge.

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