Courtney Howard is a LAFCA, OFCS and AWFJ member, as well as a Rotten Tomatometer-approved film critic. Her work has been published on Variety, She Knows and Awards Circuit.
Courtney Howard // Film Critic
Hear me now and believe me later: Ravenna (Charlize Theron) was the best thing about SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. She was absolutely glorious; her wardrobe, attitude and accessories were on point. Plus, she was the most interesting character of the crop. So it’s no wonder that we’re seeing a prequel rise out of the ashes – a story that deals with a handful of very strong, beautiful and powerful ladies. And of course Chris Hemsworth, reprising his Hunstman role, will be there!
Take a look at the new trailer – set to Halsey’s gritty, ethereal song “Castle”- below. Let it consume you!
Theron stars as evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Blunt) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love.
As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between them is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Hemsworth). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Chastain)—the only woman who has ever captured his heart—Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister…or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.
“Who will win?” We all win! I can’t be more excited to see bad-ass powerhouses like Theron, Blunt and Chastain in such a female-driven feature.
THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR opens on April 22.