DVD Review: "The Huntsman: Winter's War" Extended Edition

Chris Hemsworth borrows a little of his Thor persona to battle Snow White's delightfully wicked stepmother Charlize Theron and sullen snow queen Emily Blunt. "The Huntsman: Winter's War" is a typical fantasy-based hero's journey with the right amount of dazzling special effects and CGI to keep the viewer interested. In essence, what we get is Universal Pictures taking another cash grab at Disney's ever popular "Frozen" and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" movies without Kristen Stewart's Snow anywhere to be found except in flashbacks.

Betrayed by her evil sister Ravenna (Charlize Theron), heartbroken Freya (Emily Blunt) retreats to a northern kingdom to raise an army of huntsmen as her protectors. Gifted with the ability to freeze her enemies in ice, Freya teaches her young soldiers to never fall in love. When Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain) defy this rule, the angry queen does whatever she can to stop them. As war between the siblings escalates, Eric and Sara try to end Ravenna's wicked reign in "The Huntsman: Winter's War".

Special features for "The Huntsman: Winter's War" include deleted scenes with optional commentary by Director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, a gag reel, "Winter's Vistas: The Making Of 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'" featurette, and commentary with Director Nicolas-Troyan.

"The Huntsman: Winter's War" is rated PG-13 for fantasy action violence and some sensuality.

"The Huntsman: Winter's War" is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and as a Digital Download.