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Rated PG-13 · 114 minutes · 2016

Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Whoever came up with the idea of turning the Snow White legend into a PG-13 Game of Thrones is a stone-cold marketing genius. This sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) is digestible as big-budget fantasies go, with capable actors in front of the camera (Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Chris Hemsworth) and a story permitting lots of cool special effects in which people and things freeze and erupt into riotous crystals. As in the earlier movie, British character actors (Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach) go through the digital looking glass to become dwarves, whose comic scenes, full of romantic fussin' and fightin', are uniformly insufferable. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, a visual effects artist, makes his feature directing debut.
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Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Producer: Joe Roth, Sarah Bradshaw and Palak Patel
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach, Sope Dirisu, Sam Hazeldine, Sam Claflin, Sophie Cookson, Conrad Khan, Niamh Walter and Colin Morgan

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