This version of the film adaptation of the classic children’s fairytale, Snow White and the Huntsman with it’s many twists in plot and two possible suiters for our Snow White, is a film suited to the older audience.
It starts out much like the fairy tale with the barren queen wishing for a girl child with “…hair as black as coal, skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood”. When the king remarries after the death of the queen to sorceress Ravenna (Charlize Theron), the kingdom is put into turmoil under the suppression of the beautiful, evil and vain new queen.
Fast forward to the point where Ravenna seeks to kill our heroin after realizing that she is now the “Fairest-of-The-All” in the entire kingdom.
Enter the huntsman, still mourning the death of his wife realizes that Snow White possesses much of his dead wife’s essence. Instead of killing Snow White as he was commissioned to do by the wicked queen and step mother of Snow White, the huntsman seeks to help her defeat the Queen by teaching her to fight.