Who is the fairest of them all?

Snow White & The Huntsman was interesting when looked from a biblical angle. I guess going with the kind of company to watch the movie made me see it in a different light as opposed to others who had other opinions about it. It was not the typical Hollywood movie with romantic or gory scenes which was a pretty good change. I will share some insights into this movie but be warned, there will be spoilers ahead!
 
 
1
In this remark of the fairy tale of Snow White, significance was placed on the use of the blood. Three drips of the blood that was spilled when before the queen had Snow White, and as the spell used to give the evil queen’s beauty. Jesus shed his blood for us. Period.
 
 

2
In one scene, Snow White was led to a white magical stag. The stag bows his head before her and blesses her. The huntsman could not understand what was happening, but a blind dwarf who was in the group replied with much wisdom.
 
“You have eyes, Huntsman, but you do not see. You, who have been with her the longest. She is life itself, she will heal the land. She is the one. Can’t you feel it? Are your ailments not gone? Gold or no gold, where she leads, I follow.”
 
If The Matrix had Neo as “The One”, Snow White was their ‘Saviour’. Does not it bring similar connotations to Jesus, Our Saviour? Moreover, it got me to think about the Parable of the Sower and the Seed (Matthew 13:1-23). What is the response of our faith?
 
 

3
Very likely do you hear the words, comrades, warrior, solider, in most pre-battle scenes when the leader challenges the crowd to join the fight. But Snow White took it differently and gave a speech that ended with this, “…And I’d rather die today than live another day of this death! And who will ride with me? Who will be my brother?”
 
As the leader, she came from a perspective of being relational to her fellow men to join the cause of fighting against the evil queen. It definitely puts leadership in a different light. Her battle speech was definitely what many would find unconventional. Even Joan of Arc might have agreed.
 
She also declares that she is the weapon to kill the evil queen than be consumed in its state of death and poison. Somehow it does speaks about fighting against the principality of this world and the idea of passing out of a spiritual death into eternal life.
 
 
4
At the end of the movie, Snow White becomes the queen. Instead of a sceptre that royalties usually hold, she holds a blossoming branch.
 
The next day Moses entered the Tent of the Testimony and saw that Aaron’s staff, which represented the house of Levi, had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds. Numbers 17:8
 
 
Who knows if the director is a Christian?
 
 

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