The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Movie Review

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2016 | PG-13 | Drama, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
114 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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The Huntsman: Winter's War Review


Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya's army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) is an American action adventure movie that contains fantasy and drama and is a prequel sequel. Director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and an excellent job executing his first full-length film and displays his talent. The movie had about two scenes that are not recommendable for children. I did not find the fighting scenes to be fascinating with the exception of the last scene in the movie. I think the movie fell short of being above average because the screenplay was average and did not contain any new exciting features.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War revolves around a sad story of love and betrayal. The Ice Queen, Freya ( Emily Blunt - Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Sicario (2015), Looper (2012), The Devil Wears Prada (2006)) was a kind loving person until her daughter was murdered. Freya instantly became heartless and ventured out to building her own kingdom where she had her huntsman take away children from their parents at a young age. Freya thought the captured kids that there is no such thing as love and taught them how to be warriors that will fight her wars and protect her.

Eric ( Chris Hemsworth - Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Rush (2013)) was one of Freya’s Huntsman that did the unthinkable. He fell in love with Sara ( Jessica Chastain - The Martian (2015), The Help (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Mama (2013)) who was also one of Freya’s warriors. The Ice Queen/Freya retaliated against their love resulting in, well you will see. It was sad for me to see the children being ripped away from their parent’s hands and being raised as warriors with no compassion towards others, not even their fellow warriors. Eric was thrown off a cliff and somehow survived to only be summoned to find the evil glass mirror that Snow White (we do not see, only a glimpse of her back) had sent to be locked away. The mirror did not make it to its destination and well now it is up to Eric and his new team consisting of dwarfs to find the mirror. Skip forward and we see Eric and Sara kneeling before the Ice Queen, what happens next was one exciting, intense scene with spectacular, and unique graphics.

The movie overall was a good average watch with excellent graphics, average acting, beautiful sceneries, fantastic sets that I enjoy immensely and excellent cinematography. I also enjoyed the sound as it flowed nicely with the movie and scenes. I was not overjoyed with the actors performances as it was lacking emotions and did not appear genuine at times. Chris Hemsworth gave the best performance, but it was not his best. I could not get over the graphics and might watch this movie again because I would like to see the ending scene’s graphics again. I gave this movie a six because there were times that I had to refrain myself from falling asleep, but overall it is worth watching with a cup of coffee in hand.

About The Huntsman: Winter's War 2016

Title: The Huntsman: Winter's War
Original Title: Snow White and the Huntsman 2
AKA: The Huntsman: Winter's War
Year: 2016
Runtime: 114 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Fred Tatasciore, Chris Hemsworth, Jonathan Buckhouse, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Ray Buckhouse, Nick Donald, Julian Seager, Steve Saunders, Jonathan Ray, Emily Blunt, Liam Neeson, Alex Gillison, Edd Osmond, Nick Frost, Jimmy Pethrus, Sam Claflin, Jessica Chastain, Ralph Ineson, Karl Farrer, Nigel Murfitt, Sam Hazeldine, Mark Haldor, Amelia Crouch, Gregor Babic, Kara Lily Hayworth, Lee Adach, Chris Obi, Alejandro Cuervo, Rob Brydon, Arthur Wilde
Writers: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Craig Mazin, Evan Daugherty
Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan