The summer movie season is in full swing, and this past weekend added on to a popular trend that’s finding old-school fairy tales converted to big-budget action movies for modern audiences with Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart (Twilight) as a live-action version of the character we all grew up with.
Earlier this year folks questioned whether there was room for two Snow White movies in 2012 (the other being Mirror Mirror, which arrived earlier this year), with many debating which version would do better. Well, the answer is, yes, there is room, because Snow White and the Huntsman came out swinging, gobbling up $56.3 million in its opening weekend, which almost beat out Mirror Mirror’s entire domestic gross ($62 million). That number was also strong enough to give it the top spot at the box office, crushing Men in Black 3’s $29.3 million and The Avengers’ $20.3 million.
Critics were mixed on the film, handing it a 43% Rotten rating over at Rotten Tomatoes, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t any good because we haven’t heard from you yet. Yes, you. As always, we’re interested in hearing what you thought about this week’s new release by asking you to vote in our poll below and sound off in the comments.
Did Snow White and the Huntsman satisfy or disappoint, and would you be up for watching Kristen Stewart tackle the character in a sequel?