‘The Huntsman – Winter’s War’

The-Huntsman-Winters-War-Movie-Poster-Chris-HemsworthMore of a muddy thaw than a frozen wasteland, the prequel to Snow White & the Huntsman fills in the backstory of Eric (Chris Hemsworth – Rush, Thor) rather than the maiden herself.

A reported $10 million each was paid to Hemsworth and Charlize Theron (Monster, Mad Max: Fury Road) to revive their roles. As usual for this type of film, it’s pity the producers didn’t spend more on the script.

Covered in gold paint, Theron looks fantastic – pity that we took so long to get there via a boring, nondescript narrative of boy-to-man Eric in the court of the ice-queen Freya (a wasted Emily Blunt – Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow).

Debut feature director Cedric Nicholas-Trojan is way out of his league with this one.

Rating: 45%

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