After playing raging prom-queen bitch in Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman’s scabrous Young Adult, Charlize Theron bounces back on the scene again portraying a different kind of queen bitch – this time as Queen Ravenna, the highest Evil Queen you can possibly think of, for Rupert Sanders’ gritty take on that fairy tale about some princess with a super jealous step-mother. See, I’m not into this fairy tale madness. I’m probably the last person on Earth who buys into this kitsch kiddywink fantasy. I’ve always thought Snow White is one of the weakest in the Brothers’ Grimm canon – some story about an oppressed princess who goes to sleep after eating an apple just because she’s too beautiful to live is a bit ‘meh’, which in the process by the way, she is also joined by a bunch of dwarves and a Prince Fucking Charming who wakes her up from her glass coffin. Okay, it’s alright to like this kind of shit when you’re 10.
But I digress, going back to Theron and her supreme bitchiness, I will watch Snow White and the Huntsman only because of her. I’m sure Theron would make Julia Roberts from the other Snow White Tarsem version Mirror Mirror look like a queen in drag.
Obviously they’ve reworked the original yarn, as you’ve noticed. Here Evil Queen sends Thor to dispatch Bella Swan (go Thor!), and ends up conniving with her along with some woodland dwarves who then all go Lord of the Rings on the witch-bitch.
And who actually in their right state of mind would buy Kristen Stewart as the fairest of them all? Really? Fairer than Charlize Theron? Fuck me.