Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Huntsman (movie review)

  Last week for a Yelp event I caught the movie The Huntsman at the Paragon theater.  The Huntsman is rated PG 13 and runs for 2 hours 3 minutes.  The film is labeled as a fantasy film and stars Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain to list a few.
  I had seen previews for this movie and was excited to see this!  It starts out with a narration to catch us up on the history.  You have a good sister and a not so good (jealous) sister.  They lived together until a tragedy happened and the good sister moved out.  At this point I thought of a common children's movie (Frozen).

    Now that the sisters are separate this leads to essentially two queens ruling their own territory.  One queen prefers her soldiers to be children. (enter another movie similarity)

  Love is a negative thing in this movie and you watch as obstacles are put in place for individuals to jump through all in the name of love or is it direct orders?

  A mirror goes missing and must be found and destroyed to keep from getting in the wrong hands.  This journey is entertaining as you catch glimpses of various fun creatures in the forest, some new helpers as well as some not so friendly goblins.

  Why not watch the movie to see if there is a happier ever after ending?

 I will say I did enjoy this movie and would rent the video as well as buy it for my home collection.  The plot was easy to follow and it was entertaining throughout the whole movie!  You couldn't anticipate the process of the movie which makes it a good film to watch!

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