Title: Huntsman: Winter’s War Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Production Company: Universal Pictures Main Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron & Emily Blunt Release Date: 15th August 2016 Format: DVD & Blu-Ray Source:: Review Copy Add It:IMDB, Amazon UK, Rakuten.co.uk
Summary: Freya the Ice Queen (Emily Blunt) brings her sister Ravenna (Charlize Theron) back to life, and the powerful evil siblings plan to conquer the Enchanted Forest. Only the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and his secret lover Sara (Jessica Chastain) can stop them in this sequel continuing the inventive twist on the Snow White fable.
When I first watched this film in the cinema, I was a bit unsure what to expect. Having seen Snow White and the Huntsman previously, I knew that it would be a magnificent film but there were parts of that film that film that I disliked. Fortunately, this film was a lot better and I ended up liking it a lot. So when I was given the chance to receive the DVD and review it early, I jumped on the chance. Watching the film for a second time just made me realise how much I really enjoyed this film and I am certain that I will continue to watch this film over and over again. The exact thing you want when purchasing a DVD or Blu-Ray!
I’ve always been enamoured with the Snow White story and I love that in this film they dive deeper into the background of the story. This is different to the normal story that we all know and love. This is the prequel story, how the Huntsman became the Huntsman. It was thrilling, addictive and intense. I thought it was full of brilliant twists and turns and I found myself riveted in my seat both times that I watched the film. My favourite characters of the film, aside from the Huntsman himself, were the dwarves. They were the perfect characters to bring comic relief to such a dark film and I just thought they were absolutely brilliant.
The one thing about this film that cannot be missed out of this review is the stunning cinematography. This film is absolutely beautiful. Every colour has been carefully planned and plotted to bring out the right essence of this film. From the cold, snowy scenery to the vibrant colours of the forest. It has all made this film a masterpiece to watch. It made the atmosphere just right and just makes me want to re-watch it over and over again to witness the beauty all over again. It is absolutely stunning and I am in awe of everyone who worked on this film to make it what it is.
Overall this film is a spectacular movie that will keep you entertained from start to finish. It is interesting and fascinating and you will become engrossed in the storyline as the film progresses. It is full of charming characters that you can’t help but love and villains that you will want to destroy. It’s storytelling and filmmaking at its finest and it is easily re-watchable too. I absolutely adored this film and I know that I will be re-watching it myself too. This film is intense, emotional, and has comic relief moments too. The perfect film to watch with the family. So, if you haven’t yet seen this yet, I highly recommend you go out and buy it tomorrow!
** I received this copy in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **