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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War (Movie Review)

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

After being betrayed by her lover, Queen Freya (Emily Blunt) decided to build an ice kingdom and kidnaps children to train them to become a part of her army. Two of his finest soldiers grow up to be Eric the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain). However, the two fall in love, and Freya's rule stated that love is forbidden in her kingdom. Soon, the two are forced by Freya to get separated and as time passes by, the two met again to team up and find the magic mirror and prevent Freya to become more powerful than before. 

The Huntsman: Winter's War is somehow a sequel and a prequel to the 2012 hit Snow White and the Huntsman. It might be an unnecessary continuation of the first film but despite the negative reviews from the other critics, we somehow enjoyed it. The story might be pretty simple and stretched, but it was boosted with the tremendous visuals that are really entertaining at times. The costumes are pretty neat as well, and the virtual world of special effects is convincingly solid throughout. 

Emily Blunt was just fantastic as Freya, but she was just limited to be a one-dimensional character. Charlize Theron still provides a stunning presence as Queen Ravenna, but she is quite underused unlike with the first part where-in, she stole the spotlight. Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain were good, and the addition of Nick Frost and Rob Brydon adds the much-needed comic relief. 

Overall, The Huntsman: Winter's War isn't a bad film, but it can't really justify its existence. It is just too shallow to be remarkable but definitely quite a visual treat. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 7 out of 10 stars   

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron

Directed by: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Distributed by: United International Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide 

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