“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” premiered last week. The movie tells the story of two sisters, one of whom has the power to control ice. This plot detail has caused a number of critics to notice similarities between “Frozen” and this movie. Some even called it “Frozen” for adults. Could these critics be right?
“Winter’s War” is both a sequel and prequel to the 2012 movie, “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Vox earlier called that movie “a reimagining of the classic tale” of Snow White. Could “Winter’s War” be considered a reimagining of the “Ice Queen” fairytale as well?
Michigan Live seems to think so. “Winter’s War,” the news site wrote, “aims to answer the question no one asked: What if the characters from ‘Frozen’ were complete jerks?”
Actress Charlize Theron returns in this movie as the “nasty” Queen Ravenna. Her sister, Freya, is played by Emily Blunt. According to iO9, Freya is “basically the Ice Queen from Disney’s ‘Frozen’…except even more pissed off and miserable. She’s constantly turning people into ice statues and pouting.” Is the movie worth checking out? Critics don’t seem to think so. “Logic is largely absent in the film,” Vox claimed. “The all-star cast is bound to a script that seems as if it required less effort to write than a fart.”
Michigan Live did not mince words either. The movie, they said, is “a strong argument against public domain laws. I can’t help but imagine a world where Disney controls the stories of Snow White and the Ice Queen with an iron fist…and therefore, saves us from derivative and dull movies such as this.”
The events of “Winter’s War” took place before and after Snow White defeated Queen Ravenna. Snow White was previously played by actress Kristen Stewart. The “Twilight” star did not appear in this latest instalment.