I’m not sure if we’ve been watching too many consecutive DVR’d episodes of “Once Upon a Time” or if it’s the dark mood and thrilling action showcased in trailers so far, but “Snow White and the Huntsman” has totally made my list of summer flicks that must be seen.
Our family doesn’t see every “kid movie” or any other particular genre automatically. We’re extremely discerning. The summer of 2012, however, seems to be the one that’ll get the popcorn in our teeth and the cash out of my wallet because of the originality and creativity that’s bubbling up this season. There are plenty of original ideas and original takes on established ideas and that’s how it’s supposed to be.
I’ve never seen the Disney version of Snow White and everything I know about that story has been impatiently blurted out at me by our 12-year old during commercial breaks of the aforementioned “Once Upon a Time.” It’s for this reason that the latest sneak peek clip of Snow White and the Huntsman looks especially appealing. Snow White with hand-to-hand combat skills? Hell yeah. Girls have been whooping up on bad guys in video games for years, but who knew Snow White had it in her? I thought she was only good at eating apples and whistling.