The Huntsman: Winter's War2016
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Critic Consensus: The Huntsman: Winter's War is visually arresting and boasts a stellar cast, but neither are enough to recommend this entirely unnecessary sequel.
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Critic Reviews for The Huntsman: Winter's War
Even filled with flaws and missteps aplenty, I got a serious kick out of this sequel, I enjoyed it far more than I imagined I was going to.
The heavily female-centered The Huntsman: Winter's War boasts beautiful visual effects and a sense of humor sorely lacking from the original.
When people gripe about Hollywood's reliance on sequels and cheap franchise cash-ins, this is the kind of movie they mean: no Grimm's Fairy Tale, but a grim tale nonetheless.
By cramming far too much material into 114 minutes, The Huntsman: Winter's War feels rushed and incomplete.
It's certainly a beautiful dud. It's a well-acted dud. But a dud it is, and when it lands, that landing is as heavy as a big, fat, icy snowball.
Audience Reviews for The Huntsman: Winter's War
Rather decent mix of a prequel and sequel to the recent Snow white fantasy adventure. This is more of the same, an evil ruler, fantasy creatures, action, some humor (mostly thanks to dwarves). Nothing groundbreaking but pretty entertaining and well done. The film even manages to take a few rather unexpected turns before we reach the inevitable but pretty sweet happily ever after..
Entertaining, but slowly paced. There are plenty of references to Disney's Snow White story, but if you're expecting a Disney flick, you'll be disappointed. This is more of an action/adventure film (although surprisingly spare with the action and adventure). It's really not for kids. Great special effects and nice costumes dress up a somewhat formulaic script. Hemsworth is likable with a facile but puzzling Scottish brogue (I'm guessing it's Scottish -- there's no reason I could discern for any accent whatsoever). But great actresses are really the source of gravity in this film. Watch this film for the women -- not for the titular character, and you'll feel you got your money's worth.
"Homaging" Disney's Frozen like crazy, this fantasy isn't epic (although it likes to pretend that it is) but nonetheless serviceable. The actors do their part to support a heavily CGI-ed story engine, and that they do quite competently. Remind yourself that it's only a movie and you'll be fine. And it's got Emily Blunt. What? You don't like Emily Blunt? I only was unhappy with the evils monkeys in the forest bit, which was both obvious and over-the-line.
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|Ravenna:||Learn from a loss Freya, and your day will come. Your possibilities will be endless once the magic awakens in your heart.|
|Freya:||It won't. We both know it won't, I'm not like you.|
|Ravenna:||All the women of our blood are gifted Freya, and in time, you will find the source of your power as i found mine.|
|Ravenna:||Why should I bother? You always win.|
|Freya:||You always let me win.|