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Fangirl This: The New ‘Snow White And The Huntsman' Trailer

Hey gang! Welcome to the inaugural post of my new HelloGiggles column, Fangirl This. Each week, I’ll be bringing you the one pop culture thing you should totally waste your precious time obsessing over. I’m kicking things off with a serious dose of action and girl-power with the just-released extended Snow White and the Huntsman trailer. 

Know this: If there’s one thing I love, it’s a female lead in an action movie. And when that female lead is up against a female villain? Well, color me giddy. Thus you can probably imagine my reaction to the new Snow White and the Huntsman trailer that dropped Monday morning. (Stop what you’re doing and watch it now!) It involved a lot of nail-biting and victorious shouting. If you’ve been hiding away in a cabin in the woods without internet working on becoming the next Bon Iver, here’s what you’ve missed: SWATH is a darker telling of this classic fairy tale, in which the Evil Queen (played ferociously and viciously by Charlize Theron) hires The Huntsman (the ever-rugged Chris Hemsworth) to track down her competition, Snow White (the always bad-ass Kristen Stewart). But in this version, Snow White herself is a fighter, and she goes up against both the Huntsman and the Queen to score the crown as the fairest of them all. You guys, this Snow White knows how to handle a knife. Bring it on.

Drool over this: It’s clear right from the start of the trailer that the film is going to be glorious to look at. Massive fight scenes, supernatural woodland creatures, a mirror that melts off the wall and turns into a golden half-human, a queen who literally sucks the life out of people – it was so satisfying my eyes had multiple orgasms. But it’s not just the Queen who’s capable of serious world domination. As soon as Snow While slides into a drainage pipe with Derek Jeter-like skills, my girl power flag was waving. What’s better than two bad-ass ladies trying to take each other down with physical prowess and mind games to match? (The answer is nothing, of course. You all got an A+ on that quiz.)

The special effects are both eerie and beautiful, and very Lord of the Rings-esque. Also beautiful: Chris Hemsworth’s Carolina blue eyes. What I find especially thrilling are the massive fight scenes, which are already epic in just three minutes. Imagining two hours of these battles? Chills, I have you.

But I’m fangirling hardest over the fact that finally there is a female heroine fighting for herself, leading an army into battle and doing so while wearing clothes that properly cover her body. It’s both refreshing and revolutionary to see an action movie focus on a woman’s strength over her sex appeal, and that, my friends, is by far the most bad-ass thing about the SWATH trailer.

What are you fangirling over this week? Educate me in the comments below or on twitter – @katespencer!

[Photo: Universal/TheFABlife]


  • Hernandez Diaz

    I am excited for this movie to~

  • Thu Ngo

    Agree! The trailer was just AWESOME.

  • Whrgrble Saltykov

    now we just have to wait for Charlize to do Samus from metroid…

  • Samantha Collie

    Mirror, Mirror can suck it. THIS is the Snow White movie I wanna see!

  • Bambi Troxell

    this releases the day before my birthday and i am SO excited b/c everyone will have to go and see it w/ me (no fussing- MY birthday)! 😉
    oh, and amen to the quote:
    “But I’m fangirling hardest over the fact that finally there is a female heroine fighting for herself, leading an army into battle and doing so while wearing clothes that properly cover her body.” modest is hottest!!

  • Ana Lugo

    Finally and evil queen worthy of the title.. She’s gorgeous and terrifying.. Charlize Theron is amazing! I can’t wait!!

  • Gea Marín

    I saw the trailer not so long ago and I’m so waiting for this movie! Actually, I think Kristen Stewart is still an awkward actress and doesn’t fit well in my Snow White, but I think she’s trying hard and I appreciate it (btw, I’m not saying she’s not good, just that she needs more confidence and practice). Also, Charlize Theron is AMAZING; she gave me chills and she’s such an awesome actress… Can’t think of someone better to this role!!
    And, oh, well… Chris Hemsworth… He’s my future husband so I may biased, y’know. But he’s really improving as an actor now that he’s in Hollywood and he’s doing such an AMAZING work in every film he’s been in. I’m really glad for him.

  • Heidi Glenn Garcia

    The trailer looks awesome – I’m so excited to see SWATH -it will be epic! I think Kristen Stewart looks great – beautiful, vulnerable and yet badass and Charlize Theron is stunning and evil! Chris Hemsworth is easy on the eyes. Really looking forward to this.

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