THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR

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THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR

GTAHater
The Huntsman: Winter's War was the worst new film of the week on April 22. Here's what I recall:

*It's part-sequel and part-prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, which Won Worst Actress of 2012 for Kristen Stewart.

*Its main stars are Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, and Jessica Chastain

*Kristen Stewart as Queen Snow White only appeared in archival scenes.

*It was criticized for knocking off Disney's Frozen in costume design, hair styling, and winter themes, and adding elements from every successful fantasy or sword & sorcery work since the mid 1980s.

*Many viewers were uncomfortable, because the characters were described as deeply scornful and quick to betray each other in cold blood, and they couldn't pull it off the way Game of Thrones succeeded in doing.

*It was panned by critics with a 16% Tomatometer review score and 35% Metascore review average, as well as a "T-Minus one day" (moderately negative) score from famed young YouTube film critic Jeremy Jahns.

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R.T. (15-20%): "It's s visually arresting and boasts a stellar cast, but neither are enough to recommend this entirely unnecessary sequel."

Peter Travers' review.

Chris Bumbray's review.

Jeremy Jahns' review.

WHAT THE FLICK?!'s review.
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Vits
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I just saw it. For your consideration:
-Worst Screenplay.
-Worst Prequel and Sequel.
Oh, and maybe Worst Picture. But not:
-Worst Screen Couple for Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain.
-Worst Screen Ensemble.
-Worst Director.
-Worst "Original" Song for CASTLE by Halsey.
GTAHater wrote
It was criticized for knocking off Disney's Frozen in costume design, hair styling, and winter themes
FREYA is THE SNOW QUEEN, just as ELSA was. She's not a knock off, just another adaptation of the character.
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oiram
Question, why no Emily Blunt? I know many have heavily criticized her performance in this. One reviewer even compared her to Eddie Redmayne's Razzie winning role in Jupiter Ascending.
Worst Actor - Matt Damon (nom) (Been called uninteresting and is also accused of promoting a white savior movie. Also since his buddy Ben Affleck has been nominated multiple times, why not him?), Johnny Depp (Just imagine the cruel irony of winning for the role that original got him his first Oscar nom.), Jamie Dornan (nom) (Won for the role last time, need I say more?), Tom Hanks (nom) (He managed to avoid a nom for decades, BurnHollywoodBurn from years back even described him as "Un-Razz-able", but considering how much of a let down The Circle was and how he didn't bring much to it, maybe his time is now. Plus, he'd be interesting to nominate, and it's be weird to have Watson and not him too.), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (nom)(Not only did his movie pretty much flop, but he ends up complaining about the criticism on Twitter! Plus, he's been nominated before and Jumanji doesn't look so hot either.), and Mark Wahlberg (nom) (If this is his last "hurrah" in the Transformers movies, maybe he should get a nom as extra motivation to stay away. Marky Mark doesn't want to become a repeat offender, does he?)

Worst Actress - Katherine Heigl (SHE MUST WIN!), Scarlett Johansson (nom) (Starred in two box-office bombs, one of them with the stigma of whitewashing. Plus it'd be interesting to have her.), Dakota Johnson (nom) (Won for the role last time, need I say more?), Milla Jovovich (nom) (Considering that the last outing got her a nom, maybe she'll receive another one.), Amy Schumer (nom) (Not only has her humor been described as getting scale and one-note, but she's been labeling any criticisms of that as "evil conservatives" to try and dismiss them, and now this led up a movie that is not so well received for many reasons, not the least of which being that she did not bring the funny, and did pretty poorly at the box-office.), and Emma Watson (nom) (While starring in, at this point, the highest grossing movies of the year, she also stars in one of the biggest disappointments of the year. Could be something to pounce on.)

Worst Supporting Actor - Javier Bardem (nom) (He does not lend much to the movie he stars in, and the special effects on him make his performance look worse!), Anthony Hopkins (If he is nominated, he'll break a Razzie record. If he wins, he'll break TWO records!), Eric Johnson (nom) (Basically used to make Christian Grey look less bad by comparison!), Ben Kingsley (nom) (Not only a Razzie repeat offender, but his character in Collide keeps watching the Razzie nominated movie Perfect and keeps talking almost creepily about Razzie perennial Burt Reynolds!), Rob Lowe (nom) (Previously won a Razzie in this category, why not nominate him again if he's going to appear in films like Monster Trucks.), and John Turturro (nom) (He has made the ballots for the Transformers movies before, but always gets shut out. Maybe this will be his chance at a nom.)

Worst Supporting Actress - Kim Basinger (Basically in this movie because 9 1/2 Weeks, her first Razzie nomination.), Faye Dunaway (nom) (Razzie perennial Dunaway is attempting to make a big comeback, but starting off with The Bye Bye Man, not to mention being a part of the Best Picture flub at the Oscars, things do not look good for her.), Laura Haddock (nom) (She seems to be a good actress, but when put into a Bay movie where she has to look pretty while being a scientist, Star-Lord's mom cannot pull it off.), Marcia Gay Harden (nom) (Jane Seymour got a nomination for the parody version of the role, so why not the real thing?), Goldie Hawn (nom) (Making her big-screen comeback in Snatched... a movie which stunk and she stunk in it, a surefire way to receive a second nom in this category.), and Isabela Moner (nom) (Comes off as a preachy character, more than likely going to annoy some.)

Worst Director - Michael Bay (nom) (Going to go down in history as the most Razzie nominated director thanks to these Transformers movies. I would not be surprised if he wins.), James Foley (Previous Razzie nominee has returned after about three decades to director the sequel to the Razzie winning Fifty Shades of Grey. I'd say he has this in the bag.), Alex Kurtzman (nom) (Speaking of Transformers, one of the Razzie winning writers of the first and second one tried to start a cinematic universe, and boy howdy, did it get off to a rocky start!), Guy Ritchie (nom) (Speaking of cinematic universes, previous Razzie winner and husband of Madonna tried to start one too, and man did it turn out messy!), Chris Wedge (nom) (Going from animation to live-action and came out with a write-off... yeah...), and Zhang Yimou (nom) (Even with his stylized directing, he could not make the characters interesting, or those lizard creatures look convincing.)
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Ryan Austin
Don't forget
Worst Supporting Actor: Eshan Gopal, Yusuf Hofri, Conrad Khan, Nana Agyeman-Bediako, Jack Brash
Worst Supporting Actress: Natahlia Colbourne, Annie Guy, Niamh Walter, Amelia Crouch,
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oiram wrote
Question, why no Emily Blunt? I know many have heavily criticized her performance in this. One reviewer even compared her to Eddie Redmayne's Razzie winning role in Jupiter Ascending.
Not to me.
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