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The Huntsman: Winter’s War: Movie Review

The Huntsman: Winter
Star Rating
Movie Info
 

RATING:

PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality

GENRES:

Action, Adventure, Drama

RELEASE:

April 22, 2016

STARRING:

Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sam Claflin, Sheridan Smith

DIRECTOR:

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

DISTRIBUTOR:

Universal Pictures

More on this movie at IMDb.com

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War is a prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. This time Ravenna’s sister, Freya, is trying to freeze over the land, but the Huntsman, Eric, must try to stop her.

Winter’s War has a strong moral worldview where good overcomes evil, but it also contains brief foul language, some intense violence and a lewd scene with brief nudity, so extreme caution is advised.

Ravenna is the evil queen who kills everyone that threatens her power. Her sister, Freya, has a tender heart, but when her lover kills her baby, she becomes evil as well. Believing love is destructive, her heart turns to ice, and she freezes the land. (For more of the storyline, go to movieguide.org.)

The Huntsman: Winter’s War is a well-made movie, and entertaining throughout. Though this is the case, Snow White and the Huntsman is a better movie, with a clearer plotline and a positive, more overt Christian worldview. The storyline of this one takes longer to establish, seems more convoluted, and appears to have some plot holes.

However, the costumes are once again beautifully done. Also, the action scenes and suspense are exciting. Finally, the movie has many nice special effects.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War has a strong moral worldview showing good overcoming evil. The characters make a commitment to marry and protect one another until death. Also, one character has a desire to be a mother and is distraught when her baby is killed.

That said, The Huntsman: Winter’s War has a lot of intense violence, brief foul language and a bedroom scene with brief nudity. So, Movieguide advises extreme caution.

Star Rating: 
2.5
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