Double the action and triple the charisma in The Huntsman: Winter’s War

The Hunstman: Winter’s War is finally released in Singapore. It is the sequel to Snow White and the Hunstman (2012) and unites the core characters played by Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Nick Frost under Director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s leadership.

I enjoyed the scenes with Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt the most. Here’s probably how I would sum up the movie:

Double the action: Jessica Chastain portrayed an elite Warrior, Sara, who was also Eric’s (played by Chris Hemsworth) wife. In the movie, she was swift with daggers and never missed a shot with her archery. In fact, I think she has maintained her skills and agility better than Eric, given that Eric has, in her words, “aged”.

Triple the charisma: Nope, not the guys for they would have to stand aside as the three ladies take their positions in the movie– Two Queens and a Warrior.

First up, Oscar Winner Charlize Theron reprised her role as Ravenna, the evil queen who managed to rise from the dead with powers from The Magic Mirror. Her golden glamourous appearance in the movie immediately reminded me of her iconic Dior commercial back in 2014. As how Jamie Yeo put it during the Asia Premiere, Charlize made “evil look really hot”. With her return, she hoped to guide Freya better as a Queen and strengthen Freya’s kingdom, or interfere and overrule.

Credits: Universal Studios


Second was Emily Blunt as Freya, the ice queen, whose majestic frozen looks just appeared too dazzling (she reminded me of the darker version of Elsa from Frozen). In the movie, she suffered betrayal and grieved for the loss of her daughter. This trauma unleashed her cryokinetic powers and transformed her into the ice queen devoid of warmth and love. In her kingdom, “never to love” was her infallible rule. However, she was to realise that what she knew of was not all and truth may not be what she perceived to be.

Last but not least, the agile Warrior who displayed perfect accuracy in archery and great might in many of the action scenes. Believe me that there is a little scare (or a major one which threw me off my seat) prepared among the action scenes for the audience. While Sara may be overly-cautious of and cold towards Eric, in real-life, Jessica was very friendly towards her fans during the premiere.

Interested movie-goers need not be turned away by the fact that the movie is a sequel to the first. The plot remains independent of that in the first movie. The least you will need to know, perhaps, is the pity of missing much of Charlize captivating performance as the Evil Queen who died in the hands of Snow White. She is back this time, ever more stunning alongside Emily Blunt as the two joined hands to create the most alluring scene in the movie. What more can turn you away from watching this movie then?

Catch The Hunstman: Winter’s War in all theatres from 14th April.


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