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The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)


Chris Hemsworth
Charlize Theron
Emily Blunt
Jessica Chastain

Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

There was no point for making this movie, the only good thing this movie boast of is the wonderful visual effects, which is understandable as the director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan was the visual effect director of the first film.
Now in this movie Kristen Stewart does not return as Snow White, but Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt join in the cast, but neither of their presence (with both Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron) could save this movie from being boring.

The movie is a prequel which transitions to a sequel within 20 minutes and we are taken through a love conquers all story, whose screenplay is not even worth the paper which it was written. Hollywood’s idea of making a part 2 when the first part did well in the box office does not sometime pay off.

The movie starts with a story of how the Ice Queen came about her powers, the idea of what led to her powers was so dull and unbelievably uneventful that I wondered who they were fooling when they kept us in the dark of who was behind the kidnapping of her daughter.
After the kidnapping she decides to kidnap other children and raise them as her own with no form of affection shown to any, then she sends them on a world domination path – how this was supposed to be a good story beats me.

My other issue with this movie is the lack of vision of what a part 3 could be about, the writers left a tree stump at the end of the movie, with the intention that it will grow to a full plot for a part 3. A very ambitious plan, as the probability of a part 3 lies in the hand of the box office performance of this movie, which is not looking good at present.

The movie plot as stated earlier as a prequel as we see what led to the Ice Queen being bad, which was as a result of the kidnapping of her child and the death of her lover.

Years later she starts to kidnap children, forming an army of love deprived men and women whom she sends to conquer kingdoms and steals their children to make them part of her army of Huntsmen. In her army two people fall in love Eric (from the first film) and Sara and ask to leave the army. A decision which was their undoing, as Eric saw Sara killed and he tossed into a river, presumed dead.

Seven years after this Eric defeated the Evil Queen, but her mirror was tormenting Snow White who had it sent away, but her men never returned. Now Eric was asked to go seek them out. The Ice Queen learned of the presence of the mirror she too sent her men after it.

Eric’s journey led him face to face with his past.


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