Friday, July 20, 2012

MV: Snow White and the Huntsman

2012 – Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White, imprisoned daughter of the late king, escapes just as the Magic Mirror declares her the source of the Evil Queen's immortality. The Queen sends her men, led by a local huntsman to bring her back. But upon her capture, the huntsman finds he's being played and turns against the Queens men, saving Snow White in the process. Meanwhile, Snow's childhood friend, William, learns that she is alive and sets off to save her.

Once upon a time, in deep winter, a queen was admiring the falling snow, when she saw a rose blooming in defiance of the cold.
  • defiance: refusal to obey a person or rule
You possess a rare beauty my love.
  • to possess: to have a quality or ability
The next winter was the harshest in memory.
  • harsh: harsh conditions or places are unpleasant and difficult to live in
The king was inconsolable.
  • inconsolable: so unhappy or disappointed that no one can make you feel better
What devil spawned this army?!
  • to spawn: if one thing spawns something else, it creates it
What is your name milady?
  • milady: used in the past by a servant or ordinary person for talking to a woman of high social status
The night that king died, we were told all in the castle were slain.
  • slain: killed
Magic comes at a lofty price.
  • lofty: very high
Shut your ugly mug Huntsman. If you had any pennies you'd have pissed it away on mead by now.
  • mug: someone's face
  • mead: a sweet alcoholic drink made from honey
Your father was a good man, the kingdom prospered, our people prospered.
  • to prosper: to grow and do well
I know I'm a bit cheeky, but...
  • cheeky: showing a lack of respect, but in a way that seems lively and attractive rather than rude
And now we just pilfer, drink and dream about when we didn't.
  • to pilfer: to steal things
When I came back from the wars I carried with me the stench of death and anger of the lost.
  • stench: bad smell
Your grief clouds your judgment, my son.
  • cloud your judgement”: to make someone less able to think clearly or make sensible decisions
Those embers must turn to flame.
  • embers: a piece of wood or coal that is still hot and red after a fire has stopped burning
So, you're back from the dead and instigating the masses.
  • to instigate: to urge, provoke, or incite to some action or course:
I have been given powers which you could not even fathom.
  • fathom: to understand something complicated or mysterious

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