Snow White Hits Comic Con

by Melissa Silverstein
July 22, 2011 2:50 AM
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Hollywood descended on San Diego this weekend for the annual geek fest known as Comic Con. This is where the big tent pole films and high profile kicks ass TV shows come to make sure all the TV watching and film going geeks know about their shows and films. It's always been a boy fest until Twilight and the girls did return for the Breaking Dawn panel.

While films like Prometheus, Reel Steel, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Drive, Game of Thrones, Rise of the Apes and many others held panels stoking interest, one of the two competing Snow White films made its debut with a picture of Lily Collins as the lead.

Firstly, I know that in some ways I should be glad that there will be two films starring young women (Kristen Stewart will play the other Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman), but I can't help but be pissed that this is what gets rolled out at comic con -- a picture of a doe eyed girl looking like she has been lobotomized.

And the description that Collins gives makes me cringe: "a joyful person who lights up a room and maintains grace at all times...She’s very much that fairy tale princess we’ve all read about in books. She’s been modernized in a way that she becomes a fighter in the end."

She better fight a lion or demon with her bare hands to get over that incredibly passive description of her character. We so don't need another princess type movie that will give girls false role models.

First Look: Lily Collins as the fairy-tale princess in 'Snow White' -- EXCLUSIVE (EW)

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5 Comments

  • paul | July 24, 2011 3:31 AMReply

    i think the only thing the two movies are going to be sharing are the name snow white. one looks like its being aimed toward the family and children, and the other maybe teens/young adults. i dont think universal would be stupid enough to make an r rated version of snow white. also, who cares if snow white fights or does not fight. i think the little girl population will be ok.

  • James | July 22, 2011 5:55 AMReply

    Julia Roberts and Lily's film is a light-hearted comedy. I don't know that she is a weak character so much as a silly one. Which is the point.

    Charlize Theron and Kristen's film is a super hero dramatic series based around this girl being trained by an elite huntsman to fight/overthrow the evil queen. It's serious as a heart attack, and I assume is being set against the Hunger Games...

  • LK | July 22, 2011 4:30 AMReply

    She looks like Frida Kahlo. lol

  • stop | July 22, 2011 3:51 AMReply

    lilly does not look terrible, she's a lovely girl. I love the fact kristen and lilly took pictures hugging at the mtv movie awards too, showing that while the studios want to act like idiots, they are gonna be haters either! The best way to be a fan of kristen is to support her, but not tear down others in the process. It's not cool.

    I will say I love kristen's movie description better, it sounds darker and snow white's gonna get her pinafore all bloodied up when she starts kicking some azz!

  • krisbian | July 22, 2011 3:09 AMReply

    I CANT WAIT TO SEE KRISTEN STEWART'S SNOW WHITE I LOVE HER SHE IS SUCH AN AMAZING ACTRESS AND THE FILM LOOKS SO MUCH MORE REAL AND COOL.... LILLY COLLINS SNOW WHITE LOOKS TERRIBLE

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