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)