Today the trailer for The Huntsman Winter’s War, the sequel to Snow White and The Huntsman landed. To be honest I wasn’t that interested until it started auto-playing on my Twitter and suddenly started to get excited. Why? Check out the trailer below and you’ll see why. My thoughts are below the break. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W65ndip7MM
Improving on the OriginalIf you’ve hit play you’ll see why. Universal has looked at the highly average first film (it’s rating of 6.1 on IMDB is correct in my opinion) and realised the best things about it was Charlize Theron camping it up to high heaven and Chris Hemsworth being Thor but without the bright blonde hair and added Frozen. Come on did Emily Blunt‘s Ice Queen not remind of Disney’s own version from 2013? Look right and see what I mean.
The Production DesignThe other thing that Snow White and The Huntsman had going for it was the production design. It looked gorgeous and the sequel has made sure this continues by hiring the visual effects supervisor from the last film, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, to direct the sequel. At the time of writing the only other two directing jobs listed on his IMDB record are:
- The Highlander remake which hasn’t happened yet, and
- Carrot Vs Ninja – a short film from 2011