It’s amazing to think that there was ever a point where people were concerned about there being two competing Snow White films. And yes, there are in fact two of them. There’s Tarsem Singh’s Mirror, Mirror, starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, and Armie Hammer. Then there’s Rupert Sanders’ Snow White And The Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron.
Despite telling the same story, they couldn’t be more different. They’ll have different ratings, and they’re catering to completely separate audiences. Both of them have new trailers out this week, so let’s have a look:
First, the new trailer for Snow White And The Huntsman. The serious, dark-toned one. Chris Hemsworth appears to be channeling his Thor persona, and Charlize Theron is absolutely fucking killing it in this trailer. She looks gorgeously sinister and drips venom with every word. I want to see it for her alone. Curiously, this is the second trailer for the film, and… once again, you don’t hear a single word from Kristen Stewart. Odd. But the film actually looks pretty interesting, and features a phenomenal cast as the digitally shortened dwarfs. This trailer doesn’t show much more than the original did, but it’s worth a look anyway.
Next, Mirror, Mirror. Considering that the last Tarsem Singh film I watched was the listless mythological splatterfest Immortals, this is quite the departure. It’s the very opposite of Sanders’ movie. It’s whimsical, silly, and syrupy-sweet. It’s all bright colors and pratfalls, and it’s also — dare I say it — kind of cute. I mean, seriously. It looks quite charming, in its own childish way. Julia Roberts seems to be mailing it in a little, but Armie Hammer and Lily Collins look like great fun, and as an added bonus it actual little people as the seven dwarfs. I dunno. I might have hit my head. You judge: