It’s definitely a darker retelling of Snow White- no rainbows or butterflies found here. With the jarring scene of a mother killing her own children to end their suffering, the glimpses into the depravity (and the confliction) within the queen’s mind, you experience quite a bit of violence and desperation.
Yet, there is hope in the midst of the darkness- a queen willing to fight for her people, to save them. She’s selfless, willing to aid a neighbouring country when in the midst of her own troubles. Although there’s hope, there’s no surety of the outcome.
“You don't go into battle because you're sure of victory. You go into battle because it's the right thing to do.”
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