THE HUNTSMAN WINTER'S WAR DVD REVIEW10:28:00
Good Morning Lovelies,
If a live action Frozen film ever gets planned we know exactly who should play Elsa now. Showing her true talents again Emily Blunt takes on the role of Freya, an ice queen, in the prequel/sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, The Huntsman Winter’s War, ultimately making the film.
Beginning before the last film, Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain are joined together from their childhood after Blunt’s Freya is left heartbroken and icy in her own kingdom after the death of her baby and her partner. Banned from falling in Love, Hemsworth’s Huntsman and Chastain’s warrior must prevent those around them from knowing about their growing bond.
However it doesn’t go to plan and the pair are soon separated. Years later and a flash forward to after the last film, they are brought together along with some Dwarf’s played by Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith and Nick Frost - comedy is a strong point when these characters arrive – to bring the mirror to a safe place. But there plan is prevented by the return of Charlize Theron’s Queen Ravenna who uses her sister to get her won revenge.
One of the most likeable things about the film is the casting. Not as dark as the previous one, the characters all work well together to make a stand out feature with some comedic moments. Whoever decided to place Brydon and Sheridan together was a genius. As were the people who put Chastain and Hemsworth together.
A dynamic duo, the pair makes a couple who don’t annoy you with their ideas of love and the way they show it. They make the film interesting and show the talents of their acting in the film but there is something that the film lacks.
It definitely isn’t anything from the talents or the acting they are displaying but it is something in the storyline. It isn’t boring or bad, it just lacks the enthusiasm the first film had. It makes you want to see a big action sequence but you don’t get that really. You get small ones but to make a sequel the film needed to have a bigger scale action sequence. Especially when that is what the film is shown to be like in the marketing of it.
Blunt and Theron are very clever with their characters and this could have been shown more. Hemsworth and Chastain’s character could have fought more for their love or the chance to be together. It all seemed a bit like a boring day at the office at times. It is really the comedy that saves this film from being like any other action film.
Overall however the film is an enjoyable sequel that explores the depths of the most likable character from the previous film. You find yourself missing Kristen Stewart’s talents and I can only imagine how epic the film would have been with her in it. This is a film to watch if you are seeking only a little bit of action and a huge serving of comedy.
There so I am giving the film…
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