Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

I thought Snow White's story ended with happily ever after. Indeed it did. We know how her story began. But we never were provided a clue about the other characters in her story. What, for instance, was the story behind the huntsman's anger against the Evil Queen? This was explored in the prequel and sequel of sorts entitled The Huntsman: Winter's War.

Apparently, the Evil Queen had an equally evil sister who became the Ice Queen. She recruited children to be part of her army, turning their hearts to ice so that they won't feel the pain of losing their loved ones. Included in her army were the huntsman and his future wife. They were punished into thinking that the other one died or abandoned them.

Moving forward to after the Evil Queen was defeated, Snow White had fallen ill because of the Magic Mirror. Apparently, it wasn't destroyed in the first movie. Instead, it had been taken into hiding but got lost along the way. The huntsman and his wife had to join forces to bring the Mirror back. One thing comes after the other and eventually the Mirror was destroyed. The Evil Queen was defeated once again and her sister too. Until, of course, the next movie... if there's another one coming out.

To me, the movie was quite forced. The producers wanted to make another movie out of the Snow White story but link it with Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen. I didn't like it so much, to be honest. So if a third movie does come along, I think I'll pass.