Is this a sequel? Or a prequel? I can’t even tell. All I know is that a lot of Hollywood’s best actresses apparently owed somebody big time, because I can’t think of why Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain would agree to what is obviously a terrible movie. It’s not like they haven’t all been total badass butt-kickers in other, better movies recently.
Snow White and the Huntsman was a silly movie, but it made sense because Hollywood was (and still is) going through a phase of trying to make dark, gritty movies based on fairytales. But what fairytale is The Huntsman: Winter’s War telling? And why spinoff the Huntsman into his own movie, of all characters? He doesn’t even have a name! This is liking making a movie based on the guy who sold Jack his magic beans. Oh, and pro-tip: try not to name more than one of your characters “The Queen.” It messes up the hierarchy.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War comes out April 22, 2016.