The Huntsman: Winter's War

The Huntsman: Winter's War

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The Huntsman: Winter's War

Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth return for this action fantasy follow-up to Snow White and the Huntsman, co-starring Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain.

Long before the evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) was vanquished by Snow White’s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya (Blunt), suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom. With Freya’s ability to freeze any enemy, the young ice queen has spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen - including Eric (Hemsworth) and warrior Sara (Chastain) - only to find that her prized two defied her one demand: Forever harden your hearts to love.

When Freya learns of her sister’s demise, she summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power...

Kristen Stewart, who played Snow White in the first film, is not on the cast list. We'll let you decide whether that's a good thing or a bad thing.

2016Rating: M, Fantasy violence117 minsUSA
ActionAdventureDramaFantasyBlockbuster
92%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The sheer abundance of on-screen ornamentation isn’t quite enough to make The Huntsman: Winter’s War a beautiful film..

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

All that axe-flinging, ice-casting action makes a modest impact.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Not the fairest sequel, but it’s not so terrible that it deserves to be taken out to the forest and finished off.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A nuclear war of dullness.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It’s passably entertaining, and like the last one breathtakingly crafted...

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

It's a prequel, it's a sequel, and it's in no way equal to the movie that came before.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The script is a dog's breakfast, as is the editing and the over-all plot, which seems to change inexplicably throughout - but the cast is skilled enough to keep you interested.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Visual inventiveness and spectacular casting can’t quite salvage a muddled fantasy epic...

2.0
0

Entertaining but nothing really that special here with a paint by numbers plot that is missing the grittiness and the originality of its predecessor. Which is saying a lot.

2.0
0

Good Mindless Viewing

I was surprised by this film. Having read some pretty shocking reviews I was not expecting much. Sure there is nothing overly thought provoking about The Huntsman - it does what I think a movie should do which is entertain and provide a short term escape to another world. The cast is great with Emily Blunt and Chris Hemsworth as the standouts. The pacing...

4.0
0

I really enjoyed this, definitely worth watching on the big screen! Loved the story line and the characters. The special effects and the costume design were very well done. The Dwarf characters were very funny! There could have been a bit more depth to the story line but overall it was very entertaining and one that I think a lot of people will enjoy. Great...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The sheer abundance of on-screen ornamentation isn’t quite enough to make The Huntsman: Winter’s War a beautiful film..

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

All that axe-flinging, ice-casting action makes a modest impact.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Not the fairest sequel, but it’s not so terrible that it deserves to be taken out to the forest and finished off.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A nuclear war of dullness.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It’s passably entertaining, and like the last one breathtakingly crafted...

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

It's a prequel, it's a sequel, and it's in no way equal to the movie that came before.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The script is a dog's breakfast, as is the editing and the over-all plot, which seems to change inexplicably throughout - but the cast is skilled enough to keep you interested.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Visual inventiveness and spectacular casting can’t quite salvage a muddled fantasy epic...

2.0
0

Entertaining but nothing really that special here with a paint by numbers plot that is missing the grittiness and the originality of its predecessor. Which is saying a lot.

2.0
0

Good Mindless Viewing

I was surprised by this film. Having read some pretty shocking reviews I was not expecting much. Sure there is nothing overly thought provoking about The Huntsman - it does what I think a movie should do which is entertain and provide a short term escape to another world. The cast is great with Emily Blunt and Chris Hemsworth as the standouts. The pacing...

4.0
0

I really enjoyed this, definitely worth watching on the big screen! Loved the story line and the characters. The special effects and the costume design were very well done. The Dwarf characters were very funny! There could have been a bit more depth to the story line but overall it was very entertaining and one that I think a lot of people will enjoy....

4.0
0