Though it doesn’t seem to be that well thought of now, I really enjoyed Snow White And The Huntsman – it sure beat that other Snow White film that came out – and from the looks of it I’m going to enjoy this sequel….or rather prequel….which doesn’t actually have Snow White in it at all – even more, though it still seems like it’s channelling Frozen more than anything else, which I suppose is a sensible move commercially. Even the title character seems to be shunted off to the sidelines, which makes one wonder why they bothered including him at all, though he’s accompanied for some of the time by Jessica Chastain in great ass-kicking mode, while Charlize Theron seems as wonderfully over the top as before and Emily Blunt is on formidable form [and looks stunning as usual], though it’s hard to tell if she’s good or bad yet. There’s reference to a “team” which probably comprises a few of the original dwarves and a few new ones, plus some indicating that this film will be a bit lighter than the first movie.
Looks good….but I can’t stop wondering what’s happened to the songs.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War is out April 22.
Discover the story that came before Snow White in The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles from Snow White and the Huntsman, joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain.
Theron stars as evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Blunt) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love.
As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between them is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Hemsworth). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Chastain)—the only woman who has ever captured his heart—Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister…or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.
Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in this breathtaking prequel in the legendary saga that is directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. This spring, find out who will win the war between good and evil in the epic action-adventure The Huntsman: Winter’s War.