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"Huntsman: Winter’s War" Here's what critics are saying about prequel featuring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron

Is the spin-off to the 2012 film "Snow White and the Huntsman" worth your time? Check out what top critics are saying?

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Chris Hemsworth in character poster for "Huntsman: Winter’s War"

A prequel/spin-off to the 2012 film "Snow White and the Huntsman," titled,"Huntsman: Winter's War" is set to premiere in Nigeria on April 22.

The movie which features Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth reprising their characters as Evil Queen Ravenna and The Huntsman Eric, respectively, also stars Jessica Chastain as Warrior Sara and Emily Blunt as Ice Queen Freya.

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Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen

Is the star-studded movie worth your time? Check out what critics are saying about movie below;

"All fairly silly, but unfortunately the filmmakers don't quite realize it - along with banning love, decent gags seem to have been outlawed, too." - The Wrap.

"It is the follow-up that nobody much wanted to the film that nobody much liked, resulting in something even more visually elaborate and boring, and about which the number of tosses that can be reasonably given is lower than ever." - Guardian.

"Great costumes can't quite compensate for a lackluster concept." - The Hollywood Reporter.

"Doubled-up diva-tude, however, can't ignite a rhythmically flat, seemingly committee-helmed franchise outing that never decides on its dramatic center." - Variety.

"Some fairytales 'never truly end' intones Liam Neeson's narrator - unfortunately, this franchise feels like it has indeed run its course." - The List.

"Feels like a Russian oligarch has thrown a 'Game of Thrones' party and hired his favourite Hollywood actors to come in fancy dress." - Time Out.

Jessica Chastain as The Warrior play

Jessica Chastain as The Warrior


Long before the evil Queen Ravenna was thought vanquished by Snow White's blade, she watched silently as her sister, Freya, 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 and warrior Sara – 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.

Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, "The Huntsman Winter’s War" is produced by Joe Roth, and is set to hit theaters April 22, 2016.

Watch trailer below.

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