I finished watching the extended edition of the movie Snow White and the Huntsman and not like what I’ve heard, I like the movie a lot.
Watching Snow White and the Hunstaman was like reading a DragonLance or Forgotten Realms book. Right from the beginning it was medieval fantasy. It made me forget what the title is. It made me forget the seven dwarves.
Yes. It took time before it came to my mind that the dwarves in the movie are the seven dwarves of Snow White. I didn’t even count them until the last few minutes of the film! It was not some child story where Snow White have to be kissed by her destined prince charming, it was about magic, knights, belief, and good versus evil.
It was not even those sort of movies where you already know the good will triumph, or that because it was based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, that our heroine will come out victorious. Those were not there. The film did not present itself as such.
Snow White and the Huntsman was an adventure. A story unto itself, that I can say, Snow White the fairytale, and her seven dwarves, has nothing to do with it. I can even call it the true story of Snow White and out of it the fairytale was born.
That’s what this film was for me and I give it, all things considered and ignored, an 8.4 out of 10.
(I only hope we get such a production when it comes to Dungeons & Dragons movie franchises, which to this day I haven’t seen a good one produced.)
Is a self-confessed bibliophile and technophile other than being an early adopter, an avid gamer, a geek, nerd, role-player, anime otaku, and trekker.
His first online project was in 1998 when he launched the unofficial website for Ansalon MUD (a text-based, telnet online game) and his own community forums Laibcoms.Community. By 2003 he created his work blog GM-Yukino which grew into gameshogun™, Snoworld™, and techmagus™ over the years.
Yuki’s latest project is Verses.Space™, a Free Culture / Creative Commons, collaborative, and shared-world, worldbuilding and writing project.
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