A New Take: Snow White and the Huntsman
Just a reminder of another "Adult Fairy Tale."
In this spectacular action-adventure, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) is Snow White, the only woman in the land fairer than the evil queen Ravenna (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron). Ravenna wants nothing more than to destroy her young rival, but she doesn’t know that Show White has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) the queen dispatched to kill her. Together with a handsome prince (Sam Claflin) enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power, they assemble an armed force to recapture the kingdom. This breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders is, in the words of Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV, “A film that soars with creativity, stylistic genius and amazing battle scenes.”
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Here are a few other "adult adaptations" on fairy tales from childhood...
Alice in Wonderland
This Disney blockbuster is full of curiouser-and-curiouser twists on its source material; for example, they refer to Wonderland throughout the film as “Underland.” This 3-D, darker telling of the classic story could only come from the mind of Tim Burton.
Drawing from Beauty and the Beast, this modern retelling of the classic story takes place in high school and stars Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens.
This 1998 romantic drama starring Drew Barrymore, Aneglica Houston and Dougray Scott claimed to be the "real" story of Cinderella.
This flick starring Reese Witherspoon is so far away from being kid-appropriate, it’s hard to believe it’s based on “Little Red Riding Hood.” Instead of a big, bad wolf, Kiefer Sutherland's Bob Wolverton is the villain; he is a killer and rapist.
What if Peter Pan – played here by Robin Williams - grew up to be a stressed, middle-aged lawyer who barely pays attention to his marriage or children? What happens when Hook kidnaps his children and draws grown-up Pan back to Neverland?
Red Riding Hood
Set as a horror movie in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl, portrayed by Amanda Seyfriend, falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.
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