In a year dominated by high profile blockbusters (Civil war, Dr Strange, Suicide Squad, Star Wars, Fantastic Beasts...) we come to the final type of the Fantasy marathon: the box office bust.
The first Huntsman movie was "okay" but not much more, and last year we saw the swquel come out... and speed down the drain.
Where the first movie told (in some way) the tale of Snow White, it seems now we move to the popular Frozen as inspiration. The main villain of the film is Freya, younger sister of Queen Ravenna and carrying icy powers.
When she suffers personal loss, she starts her own kingdom and has children abducted to train and become her personal army of huntsmen. And explains the origins of the titular Huntsman of the series.
Fast forward to after the defeat of Ravenna, and queen Snow White (Kristen Stewart appears only through archive material though) orders the magic mirror to be taken to Sanctuary, where it's Dark magic cannot be used to strengthen Freya.
It`s not to bad a movie, but as I said at the opening, it pales compared to what was released this past year. The special effects are great, and Chris Helmsworth puts in a good performance, but ultimately this can't hold up the movie.
Rating: 5 / 10
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