The Huntsman: Winter’s War – available now on Virgin Movies | Virgin Media
The Huntsman: Winter’s War – available now on Virgin Movies

The Huntsman: Winter’s War – available now on Virgin Movies

15/08/2016Movies

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What could be worse than a power-hungry wicked queen looking for trouble? Two power-hungry wicked queens looking for trouble. Cue the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron) and the Ice Queen (Emily Blunt), out to conquer the Enchanted Forest.

With their powerful armies and supernatural powers, the royal sisters seem unstoppable. But standing in their way are the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and the Warrior (Jessica Chastain). They were trained as huntsmen by the Ice Queen and taught never to get close to anyone, but secretly they fell in love and together they are determined to put a stop to the ruthless ambition of the queens.

The stage is set for an epic showdown between two mighty armies, but can good truly overcome evil? One thing is for sure – they won’t all live happily ever after.

     

What do we think?

Following the massive success of Snow White and the Huntsman, the second movie in the franchise continues to reinvent a familiar fairy tale with an imaginative twist.

This film boasts a very impressive cast with more Hollywood A-listers than you can shake an enchanted stick at. Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron spark off each other making a formidable pair, while Chris Hemsworth is perfect as the dashing hero and Jessica Chastain is fierce and feisty. Light relief comes in the form of funny Brits Nick Frost, Rob Brydon and Sheridan Smith.

Visually The Huntsman: Winter’s War is stunning, conjuring a world of enchanted forests and icy wintry wonderlands. But this is no fluffy fairy tale, there’s plenty of action and furious fight sequences.

Buckle up for an action-packed fantasy adventure with bags of energy, terrific villains and sword-wielding heroics.

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War trivia

  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War is both a prequel and a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman.
  • Snow White (Kristen Stewart) only appears through the use of archive footage in this film, but the character is referenced many times and is integral to the plot.
  • Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain used Braveheart as the inspiration for their Scottish accents in the film.
  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War was nominated for six Teen Choice awards.
  • The story takes inspiration from The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson and Snow White by The Brothers Grimm.
  • The film is narrated by Liam Neeson.
  • The Sony email hack of 2014 revealed that Charlize Theron was being paid less than her co-star Chris Hemsworth. She campaigned for equal pay and eventually both actors were reportedly paid $10,000,000.