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‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ review: We have heart eye emojis for Chris Hemsworth


Eric The Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) is about to go on an enchanted journey, with some little helpers (t’s defo not as sweet as it sounds). He must try and keep evil Queen Ravenna’s (Charlize Theron) Magic Mirror away from her sister the Ice Queen, Freya (Emily Blunt).

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‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ is the highly anticipated prequel to the epic fairy-tale with a twist ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’. It was a bit confusing though because the bulk of this story takes place after the 2012 film. It’s a minor detail, but one you should be aware when you go to see it.

It all starts with Queen Ravenna in her pre Snow White days, she sets up a death that changes her sister’s life forever. Theron makes a convincing evil Queen, and her cackle seals the deal.

When Freya’s child dies, she realises her power as the Ice Queen. Blunt is a real life Elsa from ‘Frozen’ in this film, it’s wonderful.

With her new powers Freya takes in orphan’s from surrounding villages and brings them up as her Huntsmen. Amongst the herd of cute fighters is Eric and Sarah (Jessica Chastain) – who fall in love and get torn apart by their fellow Huntsmen.

Years later they meet again and reconnect, while trying to stop the Ice Queen. Hemsworth and Chastain are great individually but have no on screen chemistry.

Without giving the entire story away there are four dwarves in the form of Rob Brydon, Nick Frost, Sheridan Smith and Alexandra Roach who make this film hilarious. They have top banter, and we’d love to go on a night out with them.

Overall? The visual creativity and wonderful casting line up, make up for the confusing plot twists and storylines.

3/5

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ is in cinemas now.

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Written by Hannah Lovejoy

I'm the Film & TV Channel Manager at MP! I love sitcoms and Rosa Diaz is my spirit animal. I probably drink too much coffee - also guilty of quoting Hamilton The Musical on a daily basis. Tweet me @HanLovejoy!

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