Look Ahead: Fairy Tale movies in 2012on December 16, 2011 at 11:40 pm
Jack the Giant Killer
The trailer for a new fairy tale based movie has hit the internet and I was so excited by it, I just had to share with everyone. If you have not seen it yet, check out the trailer for Jack the Giant Killer.
Here’s the synopsis from the website: “Jack the Giant Killer” tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
This movie looks fantastic all around. Lots of fun action and adventure seems to be in store for us with this one. Then there is the fact that is directed by one of my favorite directors, Brian Singer, who also directed the first two X-Men movies as well as The Usual Suspects. I have high hopes for this film.
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Snow White & the Huntsman
I also watched the trailer for the new Snow White interpretation set for next year, Snow White & the Huntsman.
Here’s the synopsis from the site: In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar(r) winner Charlize Theron) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power. The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.
I can’t quite place my finger on it, but I am less excited about this one. It has a decent cast, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth, though that’s not always a guarantee for a good movie. It looks epic and has beautiful CGI. It’s giving Snow White a much stronger role as a warrior-ish character. Still, it left me wanting something else.