Hydraulx

Until now, Snow White and the Huntsman seemed like another exercise in name recognition – especially since two studios were tackling the same iconic figure at the same time. After this new trailer and feature – especially since the feature is essentially a 5-minute-long trailer with some incredible scenes – it’s clear that this thing has the potential to be amazing. The effects that director Rupert Sanders has built with Hydraulx, BlueBolt and others is definitely the star here. Still, Charlize Theron is proving to be a terrifying presence that embodies that confusing fear that comes from someone so beautiful being so murderous. Plus, Kristen Stewart looks like she’s bringing some real life to her character, and Chris Hemsworth isn’t slouching here either. Add to that a killer cast of character actors, and you’ve got a promising mix of visuals and story. Check out the new trailer and the truly excellent feature for yourself:

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A giant banner stretches across one of the waterfront hotels here in San Diego that advertises a film that no one’s ever heard of before. This isn’t the intentional mystery of J.J. Abrams or a struggling project trying to get some recognition. It’s somewhere in between.  From the towering advertisement, you wouldn’t be able to tell much about it except that it looks digitally animated, has two figures looking dangerously upward, and it’s called Skyline.  So what is it? 

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published: 04.18.2014
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