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Kristen Stewart's Snow White Is A Weapon-Wielding Warrior

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Last week we saw an image from the Snow White movie directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Lily Collins, which definitely looked like a sweet, princessy fairy tale. But the Kristen Stewart version — directed by Rupert Sanders and produced by Joe Roth, who's partly responsible for the 3D Alice in Wonderland — has a decidedly different look. Instead of a ball gown and a sweet expression, Snow White wields a sword and shield.

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The plot still revolves around Snow White being the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron). But when the queen decides to destroy Snow White — sending a huntsman to dispose of her — the huntsman winds up training the young woman "in the art of war." Meanwhile, according to production notes, the prince "is enchanted by Snow White's beauty and power."

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So: Each film involves having the damsel in distress save herself. (Lily Collins said of her version of Snow White: "[it's] been modernized in a way that she becomes a fighter in the end.") But we'll have to wait and see whether or not there will be real girl power on display or just some pandering, Suckerpunch-style look-at-a-hot-girl-be-violent spectacle masquerading as empowerment.

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The queen accessorizes with feathers and jewelry. The dress almost looks like an Alexander McQueen knockoff.

Illustration for article titled Kristen Stewarts emSnow White/em Is A Weapon-Wielding Warrior
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The Prince looks like a James Franco knockoff.

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The Hunstman is in need of a shampoo and deep conditioner.

Kristen Stewart In 'Snow White And The Huntsman': First Photo Released At Comic-Con [NYDN]
Snow White & The Huntsman [Official Site]

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Earlier: Your First Look At Lily Collins As Snow White

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BornToulouse

Seriously you guys, I'm mildly obsessed with Tarsem, and when I found out that he had not just one, but two movies in the near future, I almost had a heart attack.

If you've never seen The Fall, you need to do yourself a favor (it's on Netflix Streaming). It's seriously one of the best movies I've ever seen, and the only reason it didn't get more notice was because it was technically an international movie, and by the time it got to America, it had just missed all the deadlines for awards season.

Another reason why this Snow White will be blown away by Tarsem's—-Tarsem is capable of making the most insane scenes and effects without using any CGI. The Fall for example uses almost no CGI (there's one death scene that was probably put together post production, but that's seriously about it). All the sets are real places in India that you can visit.

So in conclusion-if Tarsem directs a movie about a cat taking a shit, I will watch it, because he it seriously that talented. Also, Kristen Stewart? UGH.