Hate me all you want…this looks really fun. I realize fun is a loose term. Let me say it another way you kids can understand “This looks like an epic fantasy adventure”.
As I stated yesterday when I put the synopsis up and announced the amazing additions to the cast, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”, a prequel/spin-off/sequel to 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman”, looks to create an even more adult tale than the first film, no longer having Snow White (Played by Kristen Stewart) as part of the story.
Just to reiterate, here is the synopsis again:
Long before the evil Queen Ravenna (Played by Charlize Theron) was thought vanquished by Snow White’s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya (Played by Emily Blunt), suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom. With Freya’s ability to freeze any enemy, the young ice queen has spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen – including Eric (Played by Chris Hemsworth) and warrior Sara (Played by Jessica Chastain)– only to find that her prized two defied her one demand: Forever harden your hearts to love.
When Freya learns of her sister’s demise, she summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power. But once she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the wicked sisters threaten this enchanted land with twice the darkest force it’s ever seen. Now, their amassing army shall prove undefeatable…unless the banished huntsmen who broke their queen’s cardinal rule can fight their way back to one another.
Finally able to put the pieces together, the film seems to tell how Eric lost his love, as he mentioned in the first film, as well as catapult the story forward into his next adventure with Queen Ravenna being brought back to life after being killed in “Snow White and the Huntsman”. This seems to following the same structure as 2014’s “300: Rise of an Empire”, the prequel/spin-off/sequel to 2006’s “300” by working a storyline before, during, and after it’s predecessor.
What this could mean is anyone’s guess but I think the film looks like a vast improvement over the first film with more motivation given to Eric by letting you in on his past. If you don’t have a lead hero you can understand what is the point?
This article is just a lot of recapping of yesterday’s article to lead into the trailer that is featured below. Again, the film co-stars actor Nick Frost, returning from his role of the dwarf Nion that he played in the previous film. The film is set to be released April 22, 2016.