It says something about the 2012 movie Snow White and the Huntsman, that it’s probably now best remembered by many thanks to its director’s affair with its star Kristen Stewart.
Still, four years later, here we are with The Huntsman: Winter’s War, a prequel that also crams a sequel into its two hours.
Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron return to their roles as Hunstman Eric and Queen Ravenna, and are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, who play Ravenna’s sister Freya and Eric’s fellow Huntsman, Sara.
Check out my review to find out what makes The Huntsman: Winter’s War a visually stunning but ultimately mind-numbingly boring movie.
SYNOPSIS: Long before the evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) was thought 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. But once she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the wicked sisters threaten this enchanted land with twice the darkest force it’s ever seen. Now, their amassing army shall prove undefeatable…unless the banished huntsmen who broke their queen’s cardinal rule can fight their way back to one another.