Finally saw Snow White and the Huntsman. It's apples and oranges to Mirror, Mirror which I really enjoyed. Snow White tells the dark tale and I see some of the story in the Disney-fied Once Upon A Time.
The land becoming dark, the Queen's need for beating hearts and her mother setting up her survival with black magic speaks directly to the show, Once Upon A Time. The brother is different, but, in this case integral to the story. Snow White becomes Joan D'Arc and reclaims her kingdom - not in triumph, but in serious understanding - sort of like the story line with Snow in OUAT right now. I did like the nod to Sanctuary, the fairies' haven, and the animals witnessing her benediction by the White Hart (another nod to Disney's Snow White). The grittiness and the molten mirror, however, are not Disney.
I like the way it ended with her coronation and not a happily ever after Queen takes a Consort.
A movie familiar yet grittier than the TV show I am now watching. I really liked it.
P.S. The Huntsman as her Charming in the true kiss to awaken scene when it should have been the Duke's son is reminiscent of a storyline developing in another TV show - Grimm. The replacement of the intended Prince Charming with a darker other (Romeo and Juliet) is an interesting twist in both the movie and the show.