6.1/10
87,832
204 user 282 critic

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 22 April 2016 (USA)
Trailer
2:25 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya's army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna.
Reviews
Popularity
1,466 ( 634)
16 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Director: Rupert Sanders
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.

Director: Tommy Wirkola
Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Director: David Yates
Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.

Director: Duncan Jones
Stars: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young fugitive Prince and Princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike
Gods of Egypt (2016)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.

Director: Alex Proyas
Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler
The Great Wall I (2016)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In ancient China, a group of European mercenaries encounters a secret army that maintains and defends the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society.

Director: Justin Kurzel
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.

Director: Louis Leterrier
Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story.

Director: D.J. Caruso
Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Hemsworth ... The Huntsman / Eric
Charlize Theron ... Ravenna
Jessica Chastain ... Sara
Emily Blunt ... Queen Freya
Nick Frost ... Nion
Rob Brydon ... Gryff
Sheridan Smith ... Mrs. Bromwyn
Alexandra Roach ... Doreena
Sope Dirisu ... Tull
Sam Hazeldine ... Leifr
Sam Claflin ... William
Sophie Cookson ... Pippa
Conrad Khan ... Young Eric
Niamh Walter ... Young Sara
Nana Agyeman-Bediako Nana Agyeman-Bediako ... Young Tull
Edit

Storyline

Evil sorceress Queen Ravenna's powers allow her to know that her younger sister Freya, whose powers have not yet emerged, is not only involved in an illicit affair with an already elsewhere engaged nobleman Andrew, but is also pregnant with his child. Sometime after Freya gives birth to a baby girl, Freya discovers that Andrew not only reneged on his promise of elopement with her but also murdered their child. In a grief-fueled rage, her broken heart freezes over and she kills him with her sudden emergence of powers - the elemental control of ice..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The story before Snow White


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | China

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Snow White and the Huntsman 2 See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,445,035, 24 April 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,390,190

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$165,536,477
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Wells in Somerset was used as a location and can be seen briefly in the trailers. See more »

Goofs

In the previous film, Queen Ravenna had a very close, somewhat mystical bond with her brother Finn, who was her head enforcer. He is also seen during a flashback to when Ravenna received her magic powers. This film, however, makes absolutely no mention of him in either the scenes set prior to the first film or the ones set afterward. In addition, there is no indication in the first film of Ravenna having any other siblings besides her brother. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: What does the mirror show you? What do you see? An oft told tale. That of Snow White, how she vanquished the evil Queen Ravenna and took her rightful place on the throne. But there is another story, one you have not yet seen. One that comes long before "happily ever after."
See more »

Crazy Credits

The world in the Universal logo turns to gold and morphs into a mirror. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Indian release was cut, in order to obtain a UA rating the distributor made reductions to the sex scene between Sara and the Huntsman as well as muting all uses of the term 'bitch' from the film's soundtrack. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Huntsman: Winter's War - The Power of Women (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Castle (The Huntsman: Winter's War Version)
Written by Halsey (as Ashley Frangipane) and Lido (as Peder Losnegård)
Performed by Halsey
Orchestral Arrangements by James Newton Howard
Courtesy of Astralwerks
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A solid fantasy adventure despite not bringing anything new to the genre.
4 April 2016 | by gricey_sandgrounderSee all my reviews

I thought Snow White And The Huntsman was serviceable at best with some nice visual effects and a good villain role by Charlize Theron. Naturally, I would probably not be interested in a sequel.

But as I am usually a sucker for fantasy and I was intrigued by the trailer and who was cast, I thought I would give it a chance.

I was going in with low expectations and felt pretty satisfied with what I saw. It is better and more enjoyable than its predecessor

The best things about it are definitely the costume designs and visual effects. You can tell hard work has been made with the costumes, especially for our main female characters. They are impressive to look at and definitely fit in with the magical kingdom that it is set in. Whilst admiring the costumes, the visuals around it fits in well and the general viewing experience is a highly positive one for the eyes.

Even the performances managed to boost my enjoyment. As I mentioned before, the casting choices for this film heavily influenced me in giving this a chance. Everyone involved I consider to be reliable choices that seem to make any potentially disappointing film worth watching. Chris Hemsworth continues to play the hero role well as The Huntsman. His fun and smiley presence makes it easy to root for him. I was really surprised to hear Jessica Chastain was a part of this and this seemed outside of her comfort zone. As a supportive role to Hemsworth, I thought she was perfectly fine on the whole, despite her questionable Scottish accent. Emily Blunt played the leading villain role well. I have been fond of Blunt's recent performances, especially in Edge Of Tomorrow. She was believable, threatening and even showed enough of a vulnerable side for us to also feel sympathy for her character. Charlize Theron is back as Ravenna, and is great as always. She constantly looks terrifying whenever she's on screen whilst also looking very attractive. There was also some solid minor roles by Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith, Sam Caflin and a nice surprise to see Colin Morgan on the big screen.

The only negative that was noticeable was the comedy used. It seemed out of place at first but managed to slowly fit in as the film went along.

Despite questioning the reasoning into a sequel being made, I was perfectly fine with the mash-up of the two fairy tales 'Snow White' and 'The Snow Queen' to give this sequel some logic as to why it is being made. Whilst giving this a lot of positives, it is mainly due to going into the film with low expectations. The best stuff is just not strong enough and the content does not bring anything new to the genre. It is lovely to look at, and the performances keep the film moving. If you look like the fantasy genre, then this will be a fine couple of hours.


24 of 52 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 204 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed