Still in the hunt
Hemsworth, Theron return for followup to 2012 film
BIG RELEASE FRIDAY: The Huntsman: Winter’s War BIG PICTURE: This film is the unnecessary prequel/sequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman. It’s all about the famous magic mirror on the wall, which has fallen into the hands of an icy new witch who is either heartless or heartbroken (after Maleficent, I stopped keeping track). Cue the Huntsman’s (Chris Hemsworth) next big mission, pitting him against his long-lost warrior love (Jessica Chastain) and an old frenemy. That’s right. Charlize Theron returns to chew the scenery as the wicked Queen Ravenna, while Emily Blunt plays her frosty sister, Freya. Kristen Stewart’s Snow is absent this time, so the dialogue will be half as wooden. But that leaves more screen time for Hemsworth to flex his muscles and frown furiously (maybe it wards off magic or something). If you want to see a queen who brings the fire, stay tuned for Game of Thrones next Sunday. If you want to see Hemsworth muscle his way into being typecast, this is your film. (C’mon buddy, branch out. How many Thor and Huntsman sequels do you think the box office can handle?) FORECAST: It’s The Hobbit meets Maleficent meets Thor meets... Charlize Theron’s gravy train. Choo choo! Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the most derivative of them all?
Chris Hemsworth plays the title role in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, but Kristen Stewart isn’t in the prequel/ sequel.
Jessica Chastain joins the cast for the new Huntsman movie.