Release Date: 04 August 2016
STARRING: Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth
The story before Snow White. The Brothers Grimm’s Snow White and Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen collide in a fantasy fairy tale face-off that results in something akin to Frozen, albeit not so cute.
A prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart misses out, but with Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain joining returning stars Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth (looking abs-olutely smashing), that’s no cause for chagrin. The story? Eric (Hemsworth) and warrior mate Sara (Chastain) have to hide their love away, for Queen Freya (Blunt) has banned such mushy stuff from her ice palace while she’s warring with her sister, Ravenna (Theron). You won’t be seeing this adorning little kids’ lunchboxes, pencil cases, torsos, beds or anything else that you can slap marketing on. But Winter’s War nails what fairy tales were originally about – being dark, broody and disquieting.