Mirror, mirror on the wall, your story hasn’t ended after all. The tale of the magic mirror continues as Chris Hemsworth returns to the screen as the Huntsman.
Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, The Huntsman is neither a true prequel or sequel to its predecessor (Snow White and the Huntsman, 2012), but a little of both. While we know some of the story from the first movie, there is apparently more to tell.
The narrative style in which we are introduced to this chapter is reminiscent of having a story read to you at bedtime, adding to the fairytale feel. Soon, but perhaps not soon enough, the action begins. With well choreographed fights in many styles, from bar brawls to battles between highly trained warriors there’s a little of everything.
Many people and places are recognizable from Snow White and the Huntsman, plus some new villains and unlikely allies. With lots of questioning as to who can be trusted there are plenty of twists and turns through out this quest.
If you enjoyed the first movie, this is one for you. If not, the familiar style and wrap around plot may frustrate you a little.