History Film / SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman

14th Apr '17 2:57:26 PM nombretomado
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** Halfway through her shapeshifting spell, the Evil Queen looks ''exactly'' like [[Literature/HarryPotter Lord Voldemort]]. In addition, she also resembles [[TheSlenderManMythos the Slender Man]]. The shapeshifting itself even looks remarkably like the [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]].

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** Halfway through her shapeshifting spell, the Evil Queen looks ''exactly'' like [[Literature/HarryPotter Lord Voldemort]]. In addition, she also resembles [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos the Slender Man]]. The shapeshifting itself even looks remarkably like the [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay T-1000]].
10th Jan '17 10:38:10 PM JackG
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* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Snow White rides into battle in full armour, but no helmet. [[IdiotBall In a battle where they are storming a castle and getting a lot of things dropped, poured and thrown on them]]. Actually that might qualify as FridgeBrilliance, Snow White is the leader and symbol of the rebellion, so she has to be recognizable to give hope to her fellow rebels and the oppressed population. Helmeted fighters tend to be FacelessGoons, and Snow White is a princess. But maybe they could have gotten a gold plated helmet for her that sort of looked like a crown.

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* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Snow White rides into battle in full armour, but no helmet. [[IdiotBall In a battle where they are storming a castle and getting a lot of things dropped, poured and thrown on them]]. Actually that That might qualify as FridgeBrilliance, FridgeBrilliance since Snow White is the leader and symbol of the rebellion, so she has to be recognizable to give hope to her fellow rebels and the oppressed population. Helmeted fighters tend to be FacelessGoons, and Snow White is a princess. But maybe they could have gotten a gold plated helmet for her that sort of looked like a crown.
7th Jan '17 9:39:36 AM nombretomado
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* NoRomanticResolution: [[spoiler: Snow White is [[ShipTease teased]] with both William and the Huntsman, but doesn't officially end up with either of them by the end. KristenStewart states in an interview that Snow White doesn't have any time to think about potential romance with William or the Huntsman, as they ''are in the middle of a war'', and Snow White is extremely socially deprived from being locked in that tower for ten years.]] As of the sequel [[spoiler: they don't]].

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* NoRomanticResolution: [[spoiler: Snow White is [[ShipTease teased]] with both William and the Huntsman, but doesn't officially end up with either of them by the end. KristenStewart Creator/KristenStewart states in an interview that Snow White doesn't have any time to think about potential romance with William or the Huntsman, as they ''are in the middle of a war'', and Snow White is extremely socially deprived from being locked in that tower for ten years.]] As of the sequel [[spoiler: they don't]].
29th Dec '16 3:16:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: The Huntsman takes on several soldiers at once in defence of Snow White. The dwarves also kick-ass.
29th Nov '16 5:45:48 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActionGirl: Snow White.
* AdaptationalBadass: Snow White. Also the Huntsman, and William, who is closest in the movie to the traditional prince role.

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* ActionGirl: ActionSurvivor: Snow White.
White doesn't have enough battle training to qualify as an ActionGirl, but she is able to hold her own and do what she has to survive.
* AdaptationalBadass: As the film is more action-packed than the fairy tale is traditionally, this applies to nearly every character. Ravenna in particular commands an army and is nearly invincible. The Huntsman is a formidable fighter, as is William. Snow White. Also White is also trained to be able to lead the Huntsman, and William, who is closest in the movie to the traditional prince role.duke's army against Ravenna.



* BackFromTheDead

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* BackFromTheDeadBackFromTheDead: Averted in this case. Snow White of course eats a poisoned apple to fall into a sleep like death. But she's still alive because Ravenna needs her heart to gain immortality.



* BadassPrincess: Snow White and Ravenna.

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* BadassPrincess: Snow White and Ravenna. They lead their respective armies.



* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Deliberately averted by the village of women. [[spoiler:They all [[BeautyIsBad gave themselves facial scars]] so that Ravenna doesn't prey on them with her life-stealing magics]]. Snow White herself spends a good portion of the movie covered in dirt and grime, but it isn't treated as if it detracted from her beauty.
** Even though he's covered in grunge, the Huntsman is still an insanely attractive fellow throughout the film.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Deliberately averted by the village of women. [[spoiler:They all [[BeautyIsBad gave themselves facial scars]] so that Ravenna doesn't prey on them with her life-stealing magics]]. Snow White herself spends a good portion of the movie covered in dirt and grime, but it isn't treated as if it detracted from her beauty.
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beauty. Even though he's covered in grunge, the Huntsman is still an insanely attractive fellow throughout the film.



* BigBad: Queen Ravenna.
* BigFancyCastle

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* BigBad: Queen Ravenna.
Ravenna naturally. Her badness is emphasised by her draining the life itself from the kingdom.
* BigFancyCastleBigFancyCastle: The one that Ravenna takes. Averted with the Duke's - as it is much smaller.



* BookEnds: Snow White escapes from her prison by striking Finn in the face with a nail when he [[AttemptedRape molests]] her. [[spoiler:Snow White's journey ends when she performs a similar attack on Finn's sister Ravenna: Snow White abruptly stabs her in the stomach while Ravenna is focused on [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lecturing her]].]]

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
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Snow White escapes from her prison by striking Finn in the face with a nail when he [[AttemptedRape molests]] her. [[spoiler:Snow White's journey ends when she performs a similar attack on Finn's sister Ravenna: Snow White abruptly stabs her in the stomach while Ravenna is focused on [[HannibalLecture Hannibal Lecturing her]].]]



* TheChosenOne: Snow White.

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* TheChosenOne: Snow White.White, because she's "of fairest blood".



* CrystalDragonJesus: Played with. There is a lot of overt and undisguised Christian imagery in the movie, but in the end, the bishop that [[spoiler:crowns Snow White]] does it not in the name of God (as it would have been in a real-world medieval setting), but "in the name of everything good in the land".
** Though given that the land also features benevolent fairies that probably aren't Christians it may simply be that the ceremony is designed to cover all bases.
** At the very beginning of the movie, Snow White recites the Lord's prayer.
*** All of this actually points to an interesting RealLife phenomenon in which Pagan (i.e. non-Christian) theologies would 'hide' in Christian rituals (which is part of why, should the legends be believed, Saint Brigid even exists--she was originally a goddess of Ireland). Taking this into account, it may be that the very obvious magic in this world means that Christianity is a bit subtler.
* CurbStompBattle: Interestingly, the Huntsman gets his butt kicked three ways from Sunday in his battle debut. To be fair, however, the Huntsman is shown to be completely hammered while this happens.

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* CrystalDragonJesus: Played with. There is a lot of overt and undisguised Christian imagery in the movie, but in the end, the bishop that [[spoiler:crowns Snow White]] does it not in the name of God (as it would have been in a real-world medieval setting), but "in the name of everything good in the land".
** Though given that the land also features benevolent fairies that probably aren't Christians it may simply be that the ceremony is designed to cover all bases.
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land". At the very beginning of the movie, Snow White recites the Lord's prayer.
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prayer however.[[note]]All of this actually points to an interesting RealLife phenomenon in which Pagan (i.e. non-Christian) theologies would 'hide' in Christian rituals (which is part of why, should the legends be believed, Saint Brigid even exists--she was originally a goddess of Ireland). Taking this into account, it may be that the very obvious magic in this world means that Christianity is a bit subtler.
subtler.[[/note]]
* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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Interestingly, the Huntsman gets his butt kicked three ways from Sunday in his battle debut. To be fair, however, the Huntsman is shown to be completely hammered while this happens.



* DerailingLoveInterests: [[spoiler:Averted with class. Both love interests are flawed but both are good, worthy men that even fight in sync to protect and support their future queen.]]

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* DerailingLoveInterests: [[spoiler:Averted with class. Both love interests are flawed but both are good, worthy men that even fight in sync to protect and support their future queen.]] By the time of the sequel, Snow has married William presumably out of political convenience]].



** Although, it's probably not that he FORGOT entirely to grieve for his wife; he probably wanted something or someone to console him and ease the pain, and frankly a hot chick does that task all too well.



* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses: It's still a fairy tale after all.

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* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses: It's still a fairy tale after all. Though this one's character arc is about becoming a good ''queen''.



* FairestOfThemAll: Of course! This is the TropeNamer's tale.

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* FairestOfThemAll: Of course! This is the TropeNamer's tale. In this case it explicitly means inner beauty.



* FeministFantasy: Features a more proactive princess who stabs the queen's brother with a rusty nail to escape her tower prison and leads an army to take back the throne. The queen likewise is quite the badass - with some impressive dark magic and an army of her own.



* {{Foil}}: Snow White vs. Ravenna, and the Huntsman vs. William.

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* {{Foil}}: {{Foil}}:
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Snow White vs. Ravenna, Ravenna. Both are 'of fairest blood'. Ravenna uses hers as a weapon, and her presence drains life. Snow on the Huntsman vs. William.other hand heals through her kindness.
** William vs the Huntsman. Both angst over failing to protect the woman they loved. William has devoted his life to working as part of the rebellion to atone, while Eric has become a drunk and has to be dragged into the situation.



* HotWitch: Ravenna.

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* HotWitch: Ravenna.Ravenna is Charlize Theron, with her beauty showcased in its full glory. It's subverted as the film goes on however - as Ravenna starts ageing due to not being able to feed off Snow's heart.



* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:Sara, the Huntsman's [[BackStory late wife]], [[MyGreatestFailure whom he failed to protect]]. The Huntsman even feels that Snow White [[YouRemindMeOfX reminds him of Sara]], which in a sense makes Snow White his ReplacementGoldfish.]]

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* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:Sara, the Huntsman's [[BackStory late wife]], [[MyGreatestFailure whom he failed to protect]]. The Huntsman even feels that Snow White [[YouRemindMeOfX reminds him of Sara]], which in a sense makes Snow White his ReplacementGoldfish.]]]] The sequel reveals [[spoiler: she was never really dead after all]].



* NoRomanticResolution: [[spoiler: Snow White is [[ShipTease teased]] with both William and the Huntsman, but doesn't officially end up with either of them by the end. KristenStewart states in an interview that Snow White doesn't have any time to think about potential romance with William or the Huntsman, as they ''are in the middle of a war'', and Snow White is extremely socially deprived from being locked in that tower for ten years.]]

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* NoRomanticResolution: [[spoiler: Snow White is [[ShipTease teased]] with both William and the Huntsman, but doesn't officially end up with either of them by the end. KristenStewart states in an interview that Snow White doesn't have any time to think about potential romance with William or the Huntsman, as they ''are in the middle of a war'', and Snow White is extremely socially deprived from being locked in that tower for ten years.]]]] As of the sequel [[spoiler: they don't]].



* PetTheDog: It's never said why Ravenna chose to spare Snow White's life when she took control of the kingdom, although it is hinted she saw part of herself in the young girl. She's even kind to the princess before the wedding, saying "we are sisters in a way".



* RavenHairIvorySkin: Snow White.

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* RavenHairIvorySkin: Snow White.White of course. Although in this case it's justified by her getting locked in a tower for most of her life. Skin of course gets paler and hair loses pigments to darken if it's left out of the sun.
21st Nov '16 9:12:32 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Ravenna, in most of the movie. Part of being a foil to a girl named Snow White and all.
1st Oct '16 3:04:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* GoodThingYouCanHeal: During Snow White's climactic fight with Queen Ravenna, the latter demonstrates how impervious she is by stepping right into a fire and boasting about her immortality, letting her skin burn and healing it at once.

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* GoodThingYouCanHeal: During Snow White's climactic fight with Queen Ravenna, the latter demonstrates how impervious she is by stepping right into a fire and while boasting about her immortality, letting her skin burn and healing it at once.the same time.
21st Jun '16 12:33:06 AM PaulA
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* FairyTale: A DarkerAndEdgier take on the BrothersGrimm fairy tale "Literature/{{Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs}}".

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* FairyTale: A DarkerAndEdgier take on the BrothersGrimm Creator/TheBrothersGrimm fairy tale "Literature/{{Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs}}".
20th May '16 4:01:14 PM Berrenta
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* BlondesAreEvil[=/=]BlondGuysAreEvil: Queen Ravenna and [[TheDragon her brother]] Finn. Ravenna deliberately plays up HairOfGoldHeartOfGold when first introduced, though.
24th Apr '16 6:45:31 PM Anddrix
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** In the sequel, Freya is a literal Ice Queen



** Combines with TrailersAlwaysSpoil for the sequel. The trailer presents the film primarily as EvilVsEvil with the two Queens fighting, and the heroes caught in the crossfire. Instead, [[spoiler: the Evil Queen only shows up in flashback until the last half hour of the film, at which point the film is HijackedByGanon. The two only start fighting when the Snow Queen has a HeelFaceTurn.]] The trailer also strong shows that [[spoiler: the Evil Queen killed the Ice Queen's child,]] implying that it's the driving force behind the conflict. Instead, it's a plot-point that comes up in the final few minutes of the film.
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