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The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 22 April 2016 (USA)
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Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya's army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Hemsworth ... The Huntsman / Eric
Charlize Theron ... Ravenna
Jessica Chastain ... Sara
Emily Blunt ... Queen Freya
Nick Frost ... Nion
Rob Brydon ... Gryff
Sheridan Smith ... Mrs. Bromwyn
Alexandra Roach ... Doreena
Sope Dirisu ... Tull
Sam Hazeldine ... Leifr
Sam Claflin ... William
Sophie Cookson ... Pippa
Conrad Khan ... Young Eric
Niamh Walter ... Young Sara
Nana Agyeman-Bediako Nana Agyeman-Bediako ... Young Tull
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Storyline

Evil sorceress Queen Ravenna's powers allow her to know that her younger sister Freya, whose powers have not yet emerged, is not only involved in an illicit affair with an already elsewhere engaged nobleman Andrew, but is also pregnant with his child. Sometime after Freya gives birth to a baby girl, Freya discovers that Andrew not only reneged on his promise of elopement with her but also murdered their child. In a grief-fueled rage, her broken heart freezes over and she kills him with her sudden emergence of powers - the elemental control of ice..

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The story before Snow White See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Chris Hemsworth plays Marvel hero Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Emily Blunt, who stars alongside Hemsworth in this film, was Marvel's first choice to play Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010), but she was forced to turn the role down due to a prior commitment to film Gulliver's Travels (2010), and the role eventually went to Scarlett Johansson instead. See more »

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In the previous film, Queen Ravenna had a very close, somewhat mystical bond with her brother Finn, who was her head enforcer. He is also seen during a flashback to when Ravenna received her magic powers. This film, however, makes absolutely no mention of him in either the scenes set prior to the first film or the ones set afterward. In addition, there is no indication in the first film of Ravenna having any other siblings besides her brother. See more »

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Narrator: What does the mirror show you? What do you see? An oft told tale. That of Snow White, how she vanquished the evil Queen Ravenna and took her rightful place on the throne. But there is another story, one you have not yet seen. One that comes long before "happily ever after."
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Crazy Credits

The world in the Universal logo turns to gold and morphs into a mirror. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Singapore, the film was edited for a PG13 rating. The distributor chose to remove the sex scene between Sara and the Huntsman. The uncut version was classified NC16. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Huntsman: Winter's War - Creating the World (2016) See more »

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Castle (The Huntsman: Winter's War Version)
Written by Halsey (as Ashley Frangipane) and Lido (as Peder Losnegård)
Performed by Halsey
Orchestral Arrangements by James Newton Howard
Courtesy of Astralwerks
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An improvement on the original with an outstanding cast
9 April 2016 | by ona02015See all my reviews

The Huntsman: Winter's War may have its flaws, but is an undeniable improvement over the first which appears even more average due to the new life found in the second. Some dodgy and questionable accents aside, the main four and the supporting four all compliment each other and offer strong and more complex performances (especially those returning), if only the underrated Sam Clafflin got more of a look in. Beautiful scenery, landscapes and effects all help in building this fantasy world and the before-and-after structure helps with the flow of the story once you overcome the inceptive confusion. I went into this film expecting to come out disappointed but instead did so feeling pleasantly surprised at the increased quality and final product.

Summary: The Huntsman: Winter's War, whilst with its flaws, is an undeniable improvement over the first instalment, with rich scenery and landscapes bolstered further by solid performances all round.

FULL REVIEW: http://goo.gl/jrMAbH


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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Snow White and the Huntsman 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,445,035, 24 April 2016

Gross USA:

$48,390,190

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,989,338
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2.39 : 1
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