Opening April 22, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the lavish sequel to 2012 fantasy Snow White and the Huntsman. Charlize Theron returns as evil queen Ravenna, who is locked in a bitter war with her sister Freya (Emily Blunt). Chris Hemsworth also returns as The Huntsman, part of an army sworn to protect Freya, who falls for fellow hunter Sara (Jessica Chastain). Read on…
Helmed by first-time director Cedric Nicolas Troyan, the film’s glorious visuals and passionate turns from the always-brilliant trio of Blunt, Theron and Chastain help negate the well-trodden fairytale narrative.
AWFJ Movie of the Week Panelists Comments:
Thelma Adams: Strong women actors in fantasy action. Go!
Sheila Roberts: My recommendation is The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. It features a terrific cast, strong story development, and complex female roles.
Title: The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Directors: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Release Date: April 22, 2016
Running Time: 114 minutes
Shooting Location(s): UK, California
Principal Cast: Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Chris Hemsworth
Screenwriters: Evan Spilitopolous, Craig Mazin
Production Companies: Roth Films, Universal Pictures
Official Site & Trailer
AWFJ Movie of the Week Panel Members: Thelma Adams, Nikki Baughan, Anne Brodie, Candice Frederick, Pam Grady, Leba Hertz, Loren King, Cate Marquis, Jennifer Merin, Nell Minow, Perri Nemiroff, Sheila Roberts, Liz Whittemore, Jeanne Wolf.
Edited by Sandra Kraisirideja, AWFJ.org Associate Editor