Monday, November 16, 2015


Ok, I admit that Snow White and the Huntsman which told the story of Snow White who wore a suit of armor and welded a sword with Prince Charming nowhere in sight was already a bit of a stretch.  However, the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman entitled The Huntsman: Winter's War removes both Snow White and all seven of the dwarfs.  Chris Hemsworth is back as the Huntsman who in the original story was ordered by the Evil Queen to kill Snow White, remove her heart and give the Evil Queen her heart on a silver platter.  The Huntsman chickens out, sets Snow White free, kills a wild animal and gives the Evil Queen the wild animal heart.  The Evil Queen being dumber than a wooden post can't tell the difference between a human heart and a wild animal heart.  Well, the original film Snow White and the Huntsman gave the Huntsman a promotion to male lead and opposite gender love interest while removing Prince Charming from the story altogether in a bold revisionary move. 
The Evil Queen is named Queen Ravenna in this version and she's played by Charlize Theron for a second time.  Emily Blunt plays the Ice Queen named Freya from the Hans Christian Andersen story Snedronningen which is translated into the Snow Queen.  The animated cartoon film Frozen is based on the Hans Christian Anderson story the Snow Queen.  Well, The Huntsman: Winter's War is half Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Only because the Huntsman and Queen Ravenna are the only recurring characters from the first film) and half the Snow Queen.  And because Chris Hemsworth needs to have a female to make out with, a brand new girlfriend character is invented which has no fairy tale equivalent.  This brand new girlfriend character is a female Huntsman (Actually a Huntswoman) named Sara played by Jessica Chastain.  Or perhaps Sara is a variation of  Gerda (Who was the heroine in the Hans Christian Anderson story the Snow Queen who was renamed Anna in the animated cartoon Frozen).  So it's Gerda aka Anna aka Sara and the Seven Dwarfs?  Hey, it could happen.
Another reason for the merger between Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the Snow Queen was that Jessica Chastain never slept with a happily married film director (Which was the reason why this version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs had a drastic shakeup in the recurring cast of characters).

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