Tuesday, November 17, 2015

"The Huntsman: Winter's War" --The Sequel Nobody Asked For

I don't know how many of you saw "Snow White and The Huntsman" back in 2012. If you were lucky enough to skip it, I will envy you. I think I might be a little too hard on myself, I have to admit it wasn't has horrible as the "Mirror, Mirror" movie that came out a few months before in the exact same year. But it still wasn't anything special. Its something I am having a hard time remembering because of how uneventful it was as a movie. It certainly didn't ring SEQUEL! after its release, and I hardly hear anybody talking about it. Well, scratch that, I hear nobody talking about it ever. I am not going to look up how much it grossed at the box office because I know I don't have to, is this a movie where a sequel was truly needed or better yet, wanted?

I can't speak for everyone, but I think the answer is no. But Hollywood has decided to make another mint factory out of an unneeded franchise. "The Huntsman: Winter's War" is set for release on April 22nd, 2016. It will see Chris Hemsworth reprise his role as The Huntsman and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen. Here is a synopsis of the movie from Hitfix.com

The fantastical world of Snow White and the Huntsman expands to reveal how the fates of The Huntsman Eric and Queen Ravenna are deeply and dangerously intertwined.  Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles in The Huntsman Winter’s War, an epic action-adventure in which they are joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan.  Producer Joe Roth (Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland) once again leads the team in a breathtaking new tale nested in the legendary saga.
Long before the evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) was thought vanquished by Snow White’s blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya (Blunt), suffered a heartbreaking betrayal and fled their kingdom.  With Freya’s ability to freeze any enemy, the young ice queen has spent decades in a remote wintry palace raising a legion of deadly huntsmen—including Eric (Hemsworth) and warrior Sara (Chastain)—only to find that her prized two defied her one demand: Forever harden your hearts to love.
When Freya learns of her sister’s demise, she summons her remaining soldiers to bring the Magic Mirror home to the only sorceress left who can harness its power.  But once she discovers Ravenna can be resurrected from its golden depths, the wicked sisters threaten this enchanted land with twice the darkest force it’s ever seen.  Now, their amassing army shall prove undefeatable…unless the banished huntsmen who broke their queen’s cardinal rule can fight their way back to one another.

Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/see-theron-and-hemsworth-in-new-posters-for-the-hunstman-sequel-no-one-asked-for#R3ZZlvmbB11pRoUy.99

Here are the first four character posters for the film

Great. So since "Frozen" made Disney a lot of money we have to see The Snow Queen show up under a different pseudonym in a sequel nobody needed? I sure do love how Hollywood works! I guess Hollywood isn't going to let "Frozen" go any time soon. I know I shouldn't prejudge too much, but I am really being serious here. Did anybody want or need this sequel? Is anybody excited for this?
We should be getting a trailer soon, so this isn't the last time we will discuss this upcoming movie.


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