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Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War

I haven't posted much this week because I've been mostly obsessed with worries about what to do about the leaky roof as rainy season approaches. And then there's the little possum :) ...

But of course there was still time for a movie. This week's DVD rental was The Huntsman: Winter's War ...

a 2016 American dark fantasy action adventure film based on characters from the German fairy tale "Snow White" compiled by the Brothers Grimm, as well as "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen. Both a prequel and sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, the film takes place before and after the events of the first film .... Reprising their roles from the first film, the cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Nick Frost and Sam Claflin. The film also introduces new characters including Emily Blunt, Rob Brydon and Jessica Chastain

I had seen the first Huntsman movie ... Snow White and the Huntsman ... and thought it was so-so, but I liked this one a bit better, though the critics seem to have liked it less. The main problem with this Huntsman movie, from my pov anyway, is that it's mostly about form over function .... we have to spend what seems like hours marveling at the make-up and costumes and sets and flawless faces of Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt ... but the story-line is just kind of dopey. Sadly, even Chris Hemsworth can't really fix it.

Here's the beginning ofa review - The Huntsman: Winter's War ...

If you liked “Frozen” but wish it had been angrier, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is for you.

It’s a tale of two royal sisters, one of whom discovers in a fit of rage that she has the ability to shoot ice from her fingertips—so she exiles herself to a faraway land in the mountains, where she creates her own kingdom and builds her own army. She even wears decadent gowns in various shades of pale blue and pulls her hair back in elaborate braids.

Seriously. This is what “Winter’s War” is about ...

Here's a trailer ...


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