The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) - Ice Palaces and Trained Warriors with Romantic Flair
Afternoon lovely readers and friends. This past Saturday, I went to the movies and because I review nearly everything I see, naturally I reviewed said movie. Of course, the purpose in going was to review this one for "work," so I didn't have a choice. The film I went to see is the critic bashed The Huntsman, Winter's War. Let me tell you friends, my mother went with me, and we both absolutely adored this one.
FILM REVIEW | Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Is it perfect? Absolutely not! (Not that this bothers me because, what is?)
Could it have better balanced its humor against the darker elements? Perhaps.
Might it have done better as a straight prequel or sequel? Possibly.
But, no matter what might have been changed about it, as a fantasy flick with a strong fairytale theme (with contemporized visuals), this is gold. I loved every second of it though I missed Snow White's presence, Chris Hemsworth made up for a lot. *wink* The production from start to beginning is stunning. The cast magnificent, and the costumes!? Yeah. Those are masterpieces all on their own.
Below you can read a snippet of my review which went live today on Silver Petticoat, and find direct links to read it in its entirety should you be interested.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War – An Enchanting Dark and Romantic Fairytale
Four years, multiple story revisions and casting rumors later, the follow-up to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman (or SWATH as it’s commonly referred to) is finally here. The characters who returned for the sequel treat us to quite a journey that takes place in the same world as its predecessor. Or at least it’s a return to the same world for our titular character (played to perfection by the rugged Chris Hemsworth). High fantasy lovers will be delighted as the production qualities are, in my opinion, off the charts good. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat Review ➔
CONTENT: The Huntsman is more adult than SWATH with two non-graphic sex scenes (one of which has barely avoided upper female nudity). There's also plenty of fantasy violence.
Have you seen The Huntsman or Snow White and the Huntsman? Did you like them, dislike them or have so-so feelings? Share your thoughts below! I'd love to read them.