The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama


The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Poster

Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya's army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

6.1/10
86,153

Videos


Photos

  • Emily Blunt in The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
  • Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain in The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
  • Charlize Theron at an event for The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
  • Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt in The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
  • Emily Blunt in The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
  • Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain in The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


5 June 2016 | ayoreinf
8
| Based on a false premise, and still a decent film
I want to say at the very beginning that at the base of this prequel/sequel is a false premise, or a logical fallacy. If one does remember the first movie, there's no way this one can be truly connected to the same story and characters. This is simply a story line that was stretched and contorted so another movie could be created with Charlize Theron as the evil queen and Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman, everything else didn't matter, the producers thought they could get some more money from the struggle between these two and the rest simply had to fit in. I knew that before I went to see this one, and I was practically ready to hate it. I didn't. And once again, the main reason is the acting. To be more precise, it's the three actresses pulling this unlikely story from start to end. Charlize Theron, once again menacing and chilling as the evil queen, with less fragility and less humanity. Which is, in my book the worst fault of this movie: if one does decide to further develop the characters of the first movie, the starting point should've been the origins of Ravena's hate for all men, and of human emotions. The creative team didn't go this way, this in fact made Ravena a two dimensional cartoon. Only Charlize Theron brilliance manages to make her somewhat relatable. Then there's Jessica Chastain as Sara with a performance filled with subtleties and nuances, managing to look like a fierce warrior and still make us feel she has a beating heart in her chest. But both Jessica Chastain and Charlize Theron pale in front of the real standout performance of this film, that's the one of Emily Blunt. The truth is, she does have the best written role in the film, and she carries it and in fact the entire movie all the way through. If only they could do the same for Charlize Theron, this could've been a real something to see. But even as is, the movie is surprisingly engaging and entertaining.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



More Like This

  • Snow White and the Huntsman

    Snow White and the Huntsman

  • The Legend of Tarzan

    The Legend of Tarzan

  • Warcraft: The Beginning

    Warcraft: The Beginning

  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

  • Assassin's Creed

    Assassin's Creed

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

  • Jack the Giant Slayer

    Jack the Giant Slayer

  • Now You See Me 2

    Now You See Me 2

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

  • The Great Wall

    The Great Wall

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy

Why Ricky Whittle Really Needs to Use His Imagination

"American Gods" star Ricky Whittle shares how he brings Shadow Moon to life, with some help from producer Neil Gaiman, a wild imagination, and some impressive CGI.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to the SXSW 2019, what to watch on TV, and a look back at the 2018-2019 awards season.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com